Prison Stories IX
Friday, August 22, 2014 - Sunday, August 24, 2014
Voices of the South presents
PRISON STORIES IX:  a performance of new work
Written by women currently serving time in the Shelby County Jail.

Generously sponsored by Grace St. Lukes Episcopal Church and The Scripps Foundation


Dates: August 22-24, 2014
Times: Friday & Saturday @ 8:00pm; Sunday @ 4:00pm
Tickets: $20 suggested donation.


PRISON STORIES is a Voices of the South outreach program created and coordinated by Elaine Blanchard. It is a 16-week series of storytelling workshops for women in the Shelby County Jail that culminates in a private performance for inmates within the jail and public performances for the community at TheatreSouth. 

“Our stories build a bridge that reaches across the razor wire and connects all of us, the story teller and the story listener, as neighbors.” ~ Elaine Blanchard

Join Elaine Blanchard, director Irene Crist, and their collaborating performers as they share personal stories of joy, tragedy, hope, and forgiveness as written by the 9th class of PRISON STORIES workshop participants.  Voices of the South is proud to present and celebrate this public debut of new work from our community. 


Voices of the South and Theatre South are generously funded by:  
ArtsMemphis, Tennessee Arts Commission, Dorothy O. Kirsch, The Jeniam Foundation
…and other members of the community.