"prison-indigenous land-violation-occupation-rediscover-conscience and consciousness-crime and punishment-liberation-redepmtion kind of piece"
- Malavika Mohanan, friend/collaborator
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"There is also something that I came across today. Jeremey Bentham, great English philospher, came up with this extraordinary plan for a type of prison The Panopticon
"Morals reformed— health preserved — industry invigorated — instruction diffused — public burthens lightened — Economy seated, as it were, upon a rock — the gordian knot of the poor-law not cut, but untied — all by a simple idea in Architecture!"
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... the process...
The National Park Service invited We Players to create site specific performances on Alcatraz Island. The themes - ACCESS. ISOLATION. JUSTICE. INCARCERATION. REDEMPTION.
As we humbly approach the site, build relationships with collaborators and unpack the layers of history, we are sharing our thoughts here. As always, We Players is dedicated to the expansion of the bounded stage and We invite all to participate in our co-creation of art and re-envisioning of society. Please join in the conversation!