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Saturday, March 21, 2015

Free theater in San Diego: SISTERS IN THE SYSTEM

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Sisters in the System
by Tori Rice
Directed by Peter Cirino
Recommended for Ages 16+

Public Performances
Wednesday, March 25 & Friday, March 27 at 7:30pm
Free, Reservation Requested
RSVP to write@playwrightsproject.org or (858) 384-2970

VIP Performance
Thursday, March 26 (by invite only; space is limited) - Reception at 6:30pm; Performance at 7:30pm

San Diego State University Experimental Theatre
5500 Campanile Drive, San Diego, CA 92182
(See Directions and Parking Information Below)

Sisters in the System is an immersive theatre piece about two girls navigating juvenile court, addressing issues of sibling separation, court appearances, reunification, and group home placement. Tori Rice interviewed students, judges, CASAs, attorneys, social workers, family members and many others. The resulting play is a fictionalized account of those interviews, offering a 360 view into the almost comical complexity and confusion encountered by juveniles in the foster care and court systems. The play was originally produced with great success last summer in the mock courtroom at Cal Western School of Law.

This is the third year of collaboration between Playwrights Project and SDSU, bringing two departments together at the University (Theatre, Television and Film and Guardian Scholars) through Playwrights Project’s programTelling Stories. Adapting the play to a university theatre setting provides an opportunity for students in different departments to collaborate and build empathy as the students (on stage and in the audience) learn about the challenges faced by college students who have had to navigate a "system."

Playwrights Project is a nonprofit corporation advancing literacy, creativity and communication by empowering individuals to voice their stories through playwriting programs and theatre productions.

The SDSU School of Theatre, Television, and Film provides high quality education for undergraduate and graduate students that emphasizes excellence in the arts and technology, grounded in conceptual and historical foundations.

The SDSU Guardian Scholars Program assists previous foster youth, wards of the court, students under legal guardianship, and unaccompanied homeless youth by providing a comprehensive, highly supportive program to help them earn a college degree.

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Please RSVP by calling (858) 384-2970 or emailing write@playwrightsproject.org.

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