In the Daily Hampshire Gazette News on 4/13/12:
Moana Rawlins, an Ada Comstock Scholar at Smith College in Northampton, blends her studies and her art. A sociology major with a concentration in community engagement and social justice, she is also a playwright: Her one-act work “Behind Bars: Voices” was performed at Smith this week. Rawlins says she uses the theater to bridge the distance between prison and the community, and to give a voice to those who have been incarcerated and struggled to rejoin society.
April 12, 2012
Neilson Library Browsing Room Smith College Northampton MA 7 PM
Behind Bars: Voices—A One Act Play By Moana Rawlins
This is a five scene one act play which examines the lives of women incarcerated in America. From courtroom to segregation cell we look at the ways women navigate this oppressive, restrictive, and punishing environment. Social conditions, women’s health, mandatory minimum drug policies, and the very real experience of being a mother and becoming a mother while incarcerated are represented in the scenes and the play concludes with a section of poetry. The playwright notes that the fifth scene of the play is intended to include current writing of women who are or once were imprisoned in America.Filed under events | Comments Off