Saturday February 19th and Sunday February 20th Noon - 6 pm
23 e. illinois street chicago, il 60611
Get a bag FULL of books for only $5!
Bags available for $1
after-words book sale to benefit charity is here!
The sale will benefit the Greater Chicago Food Depository. We’ll be
setting up some tables in the basement for you to fill your bags with. For $5
you can fill your own bag or purchase one from us for $1, but all proceeds go
to the Greater Chicago Food Depository.
The Greater Chicago Food Depository, Chicago’s food bank, is a
not-for-profit distribution and training center for hungry people while striving to
end hunger in our community. The Food Depository distributes donated and
purchased food through a network of 600 food pantries, soup kitchens and
shelters to almost a half-million adults and children every year.
Supplies are limited. There are no guarantees on what will be left when
you get here.
Come check it out and get your bag full of books!!
A presentation, signing, and reception for Performing New Lives: Prison
Theatre (Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Paperback, $37.95) will be held
2-24-11 at 5:30p.m.at after-words.
Jonathan Shailor, Curt Tofteland and Meade Palidofsky will be at
after-words books on Thursday, February 24th from 5:30-7:30 p.m. signing copies of
their book Performing New Lives. There will be a wine reception following
Performing New Lives draws together some of the most original and
innovative programs in contemporary prison theatre. Leading prison theatre
directors and practitioners discuss the prison theatre experience first-hand, and
offer valuable insights into its role, function, and implementation. A wide
range of prison theatre initiatives are discussed, from long-running,
high-profile programs such as Curt Tofteland's Shakespeare Behind Bars in
LaGrange, Kentucky, to fledgling efforts like Jodi Jinks' Arts Aloud project in
Austin, Texas. Here in Chicago we have Meade Palidofsky’s Storycatchers
This book is essential reading for drama therapists, theatre artists, and
prison educators, as well as academics. Excerpts of interviews with
inmates, and a conversation between practitioners in the final chapter, reveal the
impact that prison theatre programs have on the performers themselves, as
well as audience members, and the wider community.
Three national leaders in prison theatre will read from their new book,
and will discuss how their theatre programs function behind prison walls as
vehicles for prisoners' reintegration into society.
Jonathan Shailor (editor and author) has been teaching and facilitating
The Theatre of Empowerment in Wisconsin prisons for over 15 years.
Jonathan's work has been celebrated in The New York Times and on Wisconsin Public
Curt Tofteland (author) is a professional producer/director/actor and
award-winning playwright, and the Founder and Producing Artistic Director of
the internationally acclaimed Shakespeare Behind Bars (SBB) program (now in
its 16th year). SBB has been featured in an award-winning documentary which
premiered at the Sundance Festival: Shakespeare Behind Bars.
Meade Palidofsky (author) is an award-winning playwright, lyricist,
director, youth development specialist. Meade is the Founding Director of
Storycatchers Theatre (formerly Music Theatre Workshop) now in its 27th year. It
is dedicated to the healing and development of youth in juvenile detention
centers and prisons in the Chicago area. Storycatchers has been featured
in the Emmy award-winning documentary, Girls on the Wall.
after-words books is located at 23 East Illinois Street in Chicago, IL.
For more information, please contact: Beverly Dvorkin, after-words books