Thursday, August 4, 2011

Video Appeal from Conspire Theatre for Support via Indiegogo

Received directly: a video appeal for support for Conspire Theatre, a program supporting incarcerated women

Conspire Theatre from Katherine Craft on Vimeo.

[Apple readers: can't see the video? Click here to go to Vimeo]

Since 2009, Conspire Theatre has been conducting theatre and creative writing workshops with incarcerated women at the Travis County Correctional Complex. Our class gives these women a space in which to try on new possibilities for making different choices, and for exploring what holds them back in their lives. For many women, our class is "the only place where no one tells us to shut up and sit down." Both the Travis County Sheriff's Office and the women themselves welcome our presence, and now we want to do more.

There's a new program at the jail for women in Maximum Security, and the social services coordinator has invited us to start a brand new class for them. Conspire Theatre seeks to raise $3,000 by September 1st to enable us to expand our long-running program for incarcerated women into Maximum Security at the Travis County Jail. You can help us by making a gift today!

  • Here is a link to the fundraising campaign we're running on IndieGogo now - there's a fabulous video on the page that explains what we do. Click here to see it.

  • CultureMap Austin also wrote an article about Conspire that went live today. Click here to read.

  • You can also read more about us on our website at

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