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Inmates At Donovan Prison Write About Addiction In New Play

Credit: Courtesy of Cecilia Kouma

San Diego State University theatre students are pictured rehearsing, March 13, 2017.

Aired 3/14/17 on KPBS Midday Edition.

Inmates At Donovan Prison Write About Addiction In New Play


Cecelia Kouma, executive director, Playwrights Project


The impact of addiction is the subject of two plays that will be performed by San Diego State University theatre students Thursday through Sunday.

One of the plays, "Finding Our Way," was written by inmates at Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility. The inmates are in the Out of the Yard program, which is facilitated by the Playwrights Project.

The play is a series of reflections along the path of addiction.

The second play, "Other People's Kids," is about four youth who try meth.

The executive director of the Playwrights Project, Cecelia Kouma, joined Midday Edition on Tuesday to discuss how the plays came to fruition.

The plays will be performed Thursday to Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Experimental Theatre at SDSU. They will be followed by question and answer sessions. Admission is free, but reservations are recommended. Call (858) 384-2970 or email for reservations.

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