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Scripting Detention : A Project in Theater and Autoethnography With Incarcerated Teens (Paperback)

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The author presents her experiences during the creation and performance of a play about prison life, Lives Behind the Walls, together with mainstream and academic sources on specific themes in the play (volunteerism, masculinity, mental health, education, language, and prison guards), insights from other interactions in the juvenile justice system, and larger issues surrounding the detention of young people in the US. They play was part of theatre project for incarcerated youth in a juvenile detention facility in New Mexico. Each chapter contains three narratives--the author’s narrative, discussion and excerpts from mainstream popular sources like newspapers and songs, and academic discussion--and ends with the re-writing of one scene of the play, to integrate the existing scene with the voice of an outsider illustrating her experiences within the prison context, in addition to other viewpoints. The original play is provided in an appendix. Annotation ©2017 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
Number of Pages: 227
Genre: Performing Arts, Social Science
Format: Paperback
Publisher: McFarland Publishing
Author: Nandita Dinesh
Language: English
Street Date: September 5, 2017
TCIN: 52913751
UPC: 9781476669052
Item Number (DPCI): 248-49-4179
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