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Between the Bars

How does human desire survive under incarceration? A new play about punishment and love and the price we pay for criminal justice.

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Project Description

  • Between The Bars is the story of 5 former members of society.  They are currently serving sentences in the county jail and are engulfed in the revolving cycle of crime, serve, release, repeat.  We observe their treatment from the vantage point of the Visit Room and through the eyes of their visitors.  What we take away from our visit may be the key to universal reform.
  • I'm looking for backers who believe in the power of theater and the urgent and growing need for criminal justice reform in America.
  • Publicity and the power of public opinion will bring attention to the failures of our prison system.  Reform will increase the success rate of released prisoners, dramatically decrease the percentage of repeat offenders and help relieve the pain and hardships of prisoner families. 
  • I am reaching out to you because I know you, too, are committed to causes you believe in. We've raised a large percentage of our funds but need one more push to fund this Off-Broadway production.  Previews begin March 23rd!
  • Our team includes top notch production directors and an amazing creative team with extensive theater experience in NYC.
  • The more funding we receive, the more social action we can inspire.  Any amount is much appreciated.  Come see our play!  Experience the Visit Room and observe the impact it has on everyone who enters it. We look forward to seeing you there!  Thank you so very much for your compassion and support.

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The Project FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions:

Where is the play performing?  HERE Arts, 145 6th Ave, NY, NY 10013

When are the performances?  Mon-Sat at 7p, plus at matinee at 2pm.

What are the dates of the run?  Previews March 23-March 30. Show March 31-April 25, 2020.

How do I redeem my reward?  We will email the details, such as which performances include talkbacks and how to receive your tickets after your donation is received.

 

 

Karen and Bob Brunner
03/04/2020
Two Premium Tix, Meet & Greet, Talkback
$250
Susan and Steve Delman
02/26/2020
Playbill Listing as Investor & More
$1,000
Karen and Michael Byrne
02/25/2020
Playbill Listing as Investor & More
$1,022
Alessandra Corcoran
02/25/2020
Monetary Contribution
$100
Anonymous
02/24/2020
Two Tickets & Talkback
$100
Lynn Gransni
02/23/2020
Monetary Contribution
$50
Maury & Tom Byrne
02/23/2020
Playbill Listing as Investor & More
$1,000
Samuel Joseph
02/20/2020
Two Tickets & Talkback
$100
02/20/2020
Two Premium Tix, Meet & Greet, Talkback
$250
James Byrne
02/19/2020
Two Tickets & Talkback
$100
Monetary Contribution

Just Because I Care

3 Supporters
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40.00 USD or more
Talkback & Key Chain

After the play, a talk featuring ex-inmates, criminal justice professionals, and others affected by our system of incarceration. Question and answer period involving the audience.

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0 Supporters
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75.00 USD or more
One Ticket & Talback & Key Chain

One ticket to the play. After the play, a talk featuring ex-inmates, criminal justice professionals, and others affected by our system of incarceration. Question and answer period involving the audience.

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0 Supporters
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100.00 USD or more
Two Tickets & Talkback

Two tickets to the play. After the play, a talk featuring ex-inmates, criminal justice professionals, and others affected by our system of incarceration. Question and answer period involving the audience.

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4 Supporters
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250.00 USD or more
Two Premium Tix, Meet & Greet, Talkback

Two special-seating tickets. Meet & Greet with actors and/or director. After the play, a talk featuring ex-inmates, criminal justice professionals, and others affected by our system of incarceration. Question and answer period involving the audience.

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2 Supporters
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1,000.00 USD or more
Playbill Listing as Investor & More

Two premium tickets. Meet & greet with actors and/or director. Listing in the playbill as an investor.

3 Supporters
None available
2,500.00 USD or more
Playbill Listing as Investor plus more!

Four premium tickets. Meet & greet with actors and/or director. Listing in the playbill as Angel.

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Rewards

Monetary Contribution

Just Because I Care

3 Supporters
Select this reward
40.00 USD or more
Talkback & Key Chain

After the play, a talk featuring ex-inmates, criminal justice professionals, and others affected by our system of incarceration. Question and answer period involving the audience.

75 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
75.00 USD or more
One Ticket & Talback & Key Chain

One ticket to the play. After the play, a talk featuring ex-inmates, criminal justice professionals, and others affected by our system of incarceration. Question and answer period involving the audience.

50 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
100.00 USD or more
Two Tickets & Talkback

Two tickets to the play. After the play, a talk featuring ex-inmates, criminal justice professionals, and others affected by our system of incarceration. Question and answer period involving the audience.

31 Left
4 Supporters
Select this reward
250.00 USD or more
Two Premium Tix, Meet & Greet, Talkback

Two special-seating tickets. Meet & Greet with actors and/or director. After the play, a talk featuring ex-inmates, criminal justice professionals, and others affected by our system of incarceration. Question and answer period involving the audience.

13 Left
2 Supporters
Select this reward
1,000.00 USD or more
Playbill Listing as Investor & More

Two premium tickets. Meet & greet with actors and/or director. Listing in the playbill as an investor.

3 Supporters
None available
2,500.00 USD or more
Playbill Listing as Investor plus more!

Four premium tickets. Meet & greet with actors and/or director. Listing in the playbill as Angel.

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0 Supporters
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