Clean Break’s Unlocking Potential: Using the arts with women in the criminal justice system

Clean Break BannerClean Break was set up in 1979 by two women prisoners who believed that theatre could bring the hidden stories of imprisoned women to a wider audience. Still the only women’s theatre company of its kind today, Clean Break has remained true to these roots, continuing to inspire playwrights around the complex theme of women and crime – enlightening and entertaining audiences. Integral to this, is the company’s long-established theatre-based education and training program enabling women offenders and those at risk of offending to develop personal, social, professional and creative skills leading to education and employment.

Behind the scenes, we provide high-quality theatre-based courses, qualifications, training opportunities and specialist support which are critical for the rehabilitation of women offenders in prisons and the community.  On the stage, we produce ground-breaking and award-winning plays which dramatize women’s experience of, and relationship to, crime and punishment. Our women-only identity is crucial to our history and rationale, and provides us with the most effective model for representing, understanding and meeting the complex needs of women who offend.

Clean Break will visit NYU Steinhardt’s Program in Educational Theatre for two events this week:

Thursday, October 24, 2013 – 8:15 pm – 10:15pm (Clean Break: A Presentation)- Bobst Libray LL150

and Friday, October 25, 2013 – 1pm – 4pm (Clean Break: In Practice)- Pless Acting Studio at 82 Washington Square East

For 10/24, RSVP

For 10/25 RSVP