We believe theatre can connect us all more deeply to ourselves and to each other.

About the Project

We are seeking support for our residency programs at two Washington State prisons: Washington Corrections Center for Women and Monroe Correctional Complex.

Since its founding as a Center for the Practice of Theatre, Freehold has been devoted to radical accessibility to that practice. Serving the full spectrum of our community, Freehold’s programs broaden engagement, serve diverse audiences and encourage deep participation in the arts.
 

For 11 years through the Engaged Theatre program we have toured professional productions of Shakespeare’s stories to and do residencies and workshops with some of the Northwest’s most challenged and underserved communities – incarcerated women and men, juvenile detainees, psyche ward patients (and staff), low-income housing project residents, homeless and those transitioning to housing, veterans and active military and their families.
 

In our 12-week residencies our Teaching Artists guide participants through the creation of an original performance using creative writing, movement, theatre, and spoken word. Their performance is shared with an invited audience which includes their families and fellow inmates.
A revelation from one of the women participating in the WCCW residency: “I may never get out, but I know that sharing my story can make a difference to a younger woman, and she may be able to avoid my mistakes”.


Help us bring Engaged Theatre to Washington Prisons.

Teaching Artists Fees WCCW (3)         $ 3,600 
Teaching Artists Fees Monroe (2)         $ 2,400 
Van rental for Teaching Artists              $    975 
Power2Give administrative fees (7%)   $    525 
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Power2Give Goal                                  $ 7,500   

Your generous contribution will help cover the costs listed above to complete this project!   


Matching Sponsors

Our generous sponsors will contribute $0.50 for every $1 donated to this project up to $2,500 ! (pending matching fund availability)

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  • Donate $50 or more

    You will receive an email inviting you to attend our performance at Washington Corrections Center for Women in April 2017. We are able to invite a limited number of guests to this special performance. You will need to provide your own transportation to Gig Harbor and pass Washington Department of Corrections clearance.
    Amount is fully tax-deductible
  • Donate $100 or more

    You will receive an email inviting you to attend our performance at Washington Corrections Center for Women in April 2017. We are able to invite a limited number of guests to this special performance. You will need to provide your own transportation to Gig Harbor and pass Washington Department of Corrections clearance.

    You will also receive an original script of the performance you attend.
    Amount over $5 is tax-deductible
  • Donate $500 or more

    You will receive an email inviting you to attend our performance at Washington Corrections Center for Women in April 2017. We are able to invite a limited number of guests to this special performance. You will need to pass Washington Department of Corrections clearance.

    We will provide transportation from downtown Seattle to Gig Harbor for you and a guest and box lunches.

    You will also receive an original script of the performance you attend
    (10 of 10 remaining)
    Amount over $75 is tax-deductible
$6,793.80 to go. Every dollar helps.
$706.20 of $7,500 goal ⋅ ended 1056 days ago

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