by Hope McIntyre and Cairn Moore
with Nan Fewchuk and Marsha Knight
May 16-26, 2013
Asper Centre for Theatre and Film
(at the University of Winnipeg, 400 Colony Street)
Directed by Ann Hodges
Set/Costume Design by Abigail Myers
Lighting Design by Dean Cowieson
Sound Design by Chris Coyne
Stage Manager Matthew Lagacé
Featuring: Ashley Chartrand, Melanie Dean, Shannon Guile, Daina Leitold, Megan McArton, Tracey Nepinak and Cory Wojcik.
Jail Baby was created in partnership with the Elizabeth Fry Society of Manitoba after recognizing the need to share the stories of incarcerated women and women in and out of the justice system. It is the culmination of three years of drama workshops in correctional institutions, as well as research and discussions with those on both sides of the justice question. We are excited to share this amazing script this spring.
Jasmine bursts into the world unlike your typical new born child and is anointed a “jail baby.” Born in prison, raised by a mother who revolves in and out of the correctional system, tossed in and out of foster care, Jasmine is destined to become one of society’s monsters. When she finds herself pregnant and facing her most serious charge yet, Jasmine is horrified at the thought of having her unborn child repeat her life of despair.
Through a series of hilarious parodies, the myths of prison life for incarcerated women are presented and weaved together with Jasmine’s journey. From bad prison B movies to Kangaroo Court, the ensemble of characters turn common beliefs on their heads in order to make the audience question their preconceptions of criminalized women.
Check out a list of exciting post-show panels – Jail Baby Post-Show Panel Schedule.
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Ticekt Prices: Adults: $18.00 CAD Students/Seniors: $12.00 CAD
Thursday, May 16 at 8pm
Friday, May 17 at 8pm
Saturday, May 18 at 8pm
Sunday, May 19 at 2pm (Pay What You Can Matinee)
Tuesday, May 21 at 8pm
Wednesday, May 22 at 2pm
Wednesday, May 22 at 8pm
Thursday, May 23 at 8pm
Friday, May 24 at 8pm
Saturday, May 25 at 8pm
Sunday, May 26 at 2pm (Pay What You Can Matinee)
Members and supporters of Green Action Centre are invited to our Annual General Meeting on Wednesday, June 12 to celebrate the achievements of the past year. This will also be a chance for us to introduce to you our new Executive Director.
The business portion of the evening starts at 7 pm with reports and elections to the Board of Green Action Centre.
Following the official business, we will conduct a screening of our series of short films sponsored by Assiniboine Credit Union, including: How to Compost; Bike!; and Walking School Bus.
Date: Wednesday, June 12
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Green Action Centre boardroom,
3rd floor, 303 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg
Communities 4 Families is a coalition of parent-child agencies supporting families in downtown Winnipeg.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19, 2013
RA STEEN COMMUNITY CENTRE—FIRESIDE ROOM
980 PALMERSTON AVE.
Ingrid Peters Derry, Coordinator
Communities 4 Families