The Prison Justice League will host two performances of the play “Mariposa & the Saint: From Solitary Confinement, A Play through Letters.” In 2012, Sara (Mariposa) Fonseca was sentenced to 15 months in solitary confinement. Through letters with longtime friend and current collaborator, Julia Steele Allen, Mariposa brings her experience to the stage. Texas leads the nation in the use of solitary confinement, with more than 7,000 people serving time in solitary at any given time. After the performance, advocates will discuss the issue.
Thursday, 7 pm, Parker Lane United Methodist Church, 2105 Parker Lane, Austin, 78741
Friday, 8 pm, Salvage Vanguard Theater, 2803 E Manor, Austin, 78722