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Totally True Things: A Socially Conscious Storytelling Show – “We Are Still Human”
WHEN: Thursday, October 15 at 4:30PM PT
Totally True Things: A Socially Conscious Storytelling Show is a weekly live-streamed live performance of a solo show focusing on mental health, medical challenges or social issues.
On Thursday, October 15 Lifestage, Inc. presents “We Are Still Human” written and performed by Helena Lewis, a theatrical scholar/practitioner whose show illuminates the struggles of incarcerated women. through narrative story telling, poetry and monologues.
Following Helena’s live performance, host Jude Treder-Wolff will moderate a discussion that includes Justice Roundtree, an expert on mass incarceration and reentry.
Helena D. Lewis is a theatrical scholar-practitioner who uses qualitative research and social work theories to illuminate the nuances of social justice issues that impact marginalized and incarcerated voices. After obtaining her BA in Biology from Rutgers University, Helena developed, implemented and supervised a drop-in center for sex workers with substance use disorders (SUD) for the Community At Risk Reduction (CARR) Program in Newark, New Jersey and helped develop a vocational rehabilitation component for a Department of Corrections (DOC) Residential Community Release Program (RCRP) for women.
Over the past three decades, the number of women incarcerated has increased by eight-hundred percent. This increase can be attributed to untreated mental illness, substance abuse, social and economic disparities, and tougher sentencing laws for women’s drug offenses. However, the current correctional system does not take into consideration the gendered needs of women who are incarcerated and how their reentry into society can be hindered by unresolved grief and loss.
Totally True Things: A Socially Conscious Storytelling Show live-streams a new show every Thursday at 4:30PM PT.
Here is their schedule of performances:
SCHEDULE OF PERFORMANCES WITH TOPIC:
Thursday Oct. 15, 7:30 pm EDT We Are Still Human written and performed by Helena Lewis: stories about incarcerated women
Thursday Oct. 22, 7:30 pm EDT Fish Out Of Agua, written and performed by Michele Carlo: race and issues of belonging
Thursday Oct. 29, 7:30 pm EDT The Journey Of Funny, written and performed by Vernon Payne: resilience and structural racism
Thursday, Dec. 17, 7:30 pm EDT Title In Progress, written and performed by Jean Le Bec: recovery from abusive relationship with a narcissist
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