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Inmates At Donovan Prison Write About Addiction In New Play

From KPBS.org
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Brooke Ruth

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Credit: courtest of Cecilia Kouma. San Diego State University theatre students are pictured rehearsing.

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.

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