'The BOX' End of Isolation Tour: Austin, Texas

'The BOX' End of Isolation Tour: Austin, Texas

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$20 – $50


Holy Cross Catholic Church: Family Life Center

1610 East 11th Street

Austin, TX 78702

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"The BOX" is a piece of transformational theater that asks us to re-examine long-held notions of punishment and solitary confinement.

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The End of Isolation Tour (EIT) presents The BOX, a play written by Sarah Shourd, a survivor of solitary confinement, in collaboration with other survivors. The BOX is a play about collective resistance and personal transformation inspired by stories in U.S. prisons collected through years of in-depth letter correspondence and visits with incarcerated people across the country. The BOX is a rare glimpse at the intimate bonds forged in the deep end of our prison system, the ripple effects of systematic torture, and what it means to be human. EIT will bring immersive, transformative theater to communities across the country on the front lines of imagining a world without prison and the torture of solitary confinement. We are more than theater alone. We are a catalyst for building, strengthening, and knitting together communities across the country on the frontlines of ending torture and isolation.

TIMES: House opens at 7:00pm. The performance will begin promptly at 7:30pm and will last for one hour and 30 minutes. At 9:00pm, we will hold a 30-minute post-performance engagement circle that will focus on using our bodies to collectively process the experience. We will wrap up at 9:30pm.

LOCATION: Holy Cross Catholic Church, 1610 East 11th St, Austin TX 78702

PRICING: $20 low-income/high school and college students/seniors, $35 sustainer, $50 uplifter. All proceeds go toward supporting the tour and future performances, so please give what you can.

ATTENTION: Please bring your own mask to wear during the performance, N95s are preferred. All of our actors and crew members have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and we ask that audience members come to our show fully vaccinated as well. This venue is a large room with cross-ventilation from open windows and tall ceilings. Limited socially-distanced seating is available on a first-come-first-serve basis.

This is an immersive theater experience. Seating assignments are first-come-first-serve. You can opt to sit in close proximity to the actors (but will not be required to participate in the show) or on the sidelines. Be advised that the performance includes profanity, sexual language, and violent content that may not be appropriate for all ages. Should the show trigger you, we have ushers on hand to support you.

Please be in your seat 10 minutes before the performance begins. At that time, any unclaimed seats will be offered for sale to the public.

NOTE: A limited number of complimentary tickets are available for formerly-incarcerated and system-impacted people. To request a free ticket, email Seneca (socialmediaintern@gmail.com). Include your full name and the city and date of the performance you would like to attend. Media inquiries are also welcome.

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