And Still We Rise Productions is a collaborative theater project dedicated to healing, public awareness, and social change through empowering the voices of formerly incarcerated people and their loved ones.
With the establishment of a safe and creative training environment and the use of theater exercises and therapeutic techniques, we aim to:
Help participants gain skills and self-confidence in shaping and asserting their personal stories.
Weave their story-telling together into performances that move audiences to greater understanding and compassion for the struggles of these and other individuals who spend years incarcerated and then strive to integrate back into society.
Create a vital public forum where participants bring greater awareness and engagement to pressing criminal justice issues.
ASWR aspires to be a vibrant and vital working community of theatre artists, and social justice advocates.
ASWR aspires to heal and empower our community.
ASWR aspires to create new fresh dynamic experiences that spur thoughtful active engagement with the issues presented.
ASWR aspires to be a sustained community presence.