Tuesday, October 22, 2013

The Shakespeare Beyond Bars Series

SHAKESPEARE BEYOND BARS:
HAISAN WILLIAMS
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SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2013 at 2:00 PM
STUDIO THEATRE A
RITA TALLENT PICKENS REGIONAL CENTER FOR THE ARTS AND HUMANITIES
UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-PARKSIDE  
SPONSORED BY THE CENTER FOR ETHNIC STUDIES,
THE DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNICATION, AND
THE CERTIFICATE PROGRAM IN CONFLICT ANALYSIS AND RESOLUTION

Haisan Williams is a veteran of The Shakespeare Prison Project, an educational activity for incarcerated men that cultivates the development of self-awareness, appropriate self-expression, creative problem-solving, teamwork, and conflict resolution.  Mr. Williams was recently released from prison after 17 years of incarceration.  During his imprisonment, he became a member of The Muddy Flower Theatre Troupe, and performed in King Lear, Othello, The Tempest, and Julius Caesar. 

On Saturday, December 7, Mr. Williams will take the stage again, this time at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside, where he will share his stories of struggle and survival, perform a scene from Othello, and take questions from the audience.  The event, which will be hosted by Shakespeare Prison Project Director Jonathan Shailor, begins at 2:00 pm in Studio Theatre A of the Rita Tallent Pickens Regional Center for the Arts and Humanities, and is free to the public.  Donations to the UW-Parkside Prison Outreach Fund are appreciated.  For more information: Contact Jonathan Shailor: shailor@uwp.edu, or 262-893-2857.

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Below: Haisan performs his original prologue, composed for The Muddy Flower Theatre Troupe production of JULIUS CAESAR.