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Story Publication logo August 22, 2019

Highlights of 'The Box,' a Historic Performance on Alcatraz Island

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United States Penitentiary sign Alcatraz. Image by Elisa Day / Shutterstock. United States, 2019.
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The Box, a play about solitary confinement in U.S. prisons written by journalist Sarah Shourd, will...

Victor Santiago (played by Carlos Aguirre) being led back to his prison cell by Officer Jones (played by actor Lawrence Radecker) after a visit with his daughter. United States, 2019.
Victor Santiago (played by Carlos Aguirre) being led back to his prison cell by Officer Jones (played by actor Lawrence Radecker) after a visit with his daughter. United States, 2019.

A few highlights from a historic performance of The Box, a play about solitary confinement in U.S. prisons, on the site of the former penitentiary on Alcatraz Island in June, 2019. The play is inspired by real people and real stories. Written by Sarah Shourd and produced in partnership with The Pulitzer Center, Toni Rembe and Arthur Rock. Presented in conjunction with Future IDs at Alcatraz, the Success Center, the Stanford Graphic Novel Project, the National Park Service, and the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy. Performed by Carlos Aguirre, Dameion Brown, Jordan Don, Jacori Pierre Bowers, Lawrence Radecker, and Ralph Washington Jr. For more information contact: sarahshourd.com.

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