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Mariposa and the Saint

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Longtime friends and collaborators, Mariposa Fonsenca and Julia Steele Allen, wrote a play through a prison wall. Over the course of three years, they smuggled out this urgent, emotional and profound story. From the inside of solitary confinement, Mariposa’s voice is brought to the stage. Directed by Noelle Ghoussaini and performed by Julia Steele Allen and Javier Gaston-Greenberg. Assistant directed and stage managed by Michi Osato.

The travelling road show was favorably reviewed in the October 19, 2015, issue of The New Yorker: Link to The New Yorker Review


"Mariposa & the Saint is wake-up theater, indict-the-conscience theater, and incite-to-action-theater. It's exactly the kind of theater the world needs more of."

-John Stoltenberg