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The Freedom Project Brain Café at Brown University’s Granoff Center will examine issues related to incarceration

 

Contact: Justine Bevilacqua                                                                                FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Telephone: 401-831-9479

Email: jbevilacqua@everettri.org

PROVIDENCE – On Wednesday, October 30, at 7:00 p.m., in Studio 1 of Brown University’s Granoff Center, Everett will present its latest Brain Café. These free presentations bring together scientists, clinicians, scholars, artists, and community members to share their knowledge and experiences in an open dialogue with the audience.

The Freedom Project Brain Café will examine issues related to incarceration, such as the disproportionate number of prisoners of color in the prison system, and the prison system’s default role as society’s solution to addiction and other mental health issues. The evening will also include poetry and personal stories from a Providence native who grew up in the prison system. Click here for more about the Freedom Project Brain Café.

The Freedom Project Brain Café is part of a major new work by Everett Company that will examine issues related to mass incarceration. Freedom Project will be a multidisciplinary documentary theater production that shares the stories of people who have been marginalized by America’s criminal justice system. Freedom Project will premiere in the winter of 2015 at Brown University’s Granoff Center for the Creative Arts and will then be available for touring through 2017. Click here for more about Freedom Project.

Everett is a multi-disciplinary performance arts incubator. Encompassing a Company, Stage and School, its ensemble of artists create, perform, teach and mentor new generations of artists within a diverse community. Guided by the principles of collaboration and experimentation, Everett explores complex social issues through a combination of theater, dance, music and video. At the heart of the organization is the belief that the arts can transform lives across cultures, generations, and economic backgrounds, and create a more just, equitable and joyous future. Click here for more about Everett.

 

The Freedom Project Brain Café is co-sponsored by the Department of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies, and the Creative Arts Council at Brown University. This event is free and open to the public.

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If you would like more information on the Freedom Project Brain Café, Freedom Project or Everett, please contact Justine Bevilacqua at 401-831-9479 or by email at jbevilacqua@everettri.org.

 

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