Loneliness. Sensory deprivation. Torture. Words on a page that are now being brought to life for live audiences to witness, by people who have lived through it. Supported by the Pulitzer Center, the End of Isolation Tour (EIT) is a theatrical production touring the United States, using immersive theater to make an impact.
As a means to reach audiences to enact political change (legislative art) and to engage people to promote healing through drama and artistic ritual (therapeutic theater), EIT centers around the play The BOX, which underscores both the horror of solitary confinement and the humanity of people subjected to it. The BOX employs stories inspired by true events to bring awareness to the state-sponsored atrocities occurring in correctional institutions across the country.
The BOX is written and directed by Pulitzer Center grantee Sarah Shourd, who was held in solitary confinement for over 400 days as a political prisoner in Iran. After discovering the prevalence of solitary confinement in the United States, she collaborated with other survivors, and, together, they have brought this project to life.
Please CLICK HERE to view EIT’s official website, including 2022 tour plans and ways to support the production.
We still need the help of individual donors like you to launch this year’s performances—and future tours that will bring The BOX to more communities throughout the U.S. Please join us on this critical journey to build empathy, create sustainable theater, and expose the inhumanity of solitary confinement. Click the button below to donate and support the show.