Friends of Prison Renaissance:
The community of those committed to ending cycles of mass incarceration reaches far beyond our own. We are grateful for the synergy and concurrent mission goals provided by the following organizations:
Well Contested Sites (WCS) is a 13- minute dance/theater film that explores the experiences faced by those who are incarcerated. The film is a collaboration between Bay Area performing artists, some of who were previously incarcerated, filmmaker Austin Forbord, and choreographer Amie Dowling. The piece was developed and filmed on Alcatraz Island in 2013. For more info: WCS Curriculum Guide.
Artistic Ensemble is a troupe of 20 diverse men. In our explorations to discover how we can reach the public, we also discover more about what it means to be human by connecting with each other. Our creative process is dialogic. Together we explore social inequalities with language, sound, and movement. Waterline was performed in the San Quentin Garden Chapel on November 5, 2014.