The Meta Theatre Company Season!
MTC travels to Albany and Saratoga Springs, NY to close out Season 4!
VOICES FROM INSIDE – Two Performances only: ALBANY, and SARATOGA SPRINGS, – Tickets are $12, students $8 and no one will be turned away.
The incarcerated men and women who submitted entries for this production are proud to know their words and stories are being performed publicly to call attention to the human toll of our prison industrial complex. Voices from Inside gives an insightful nuanced voice to the 2.3 million men and women who are incarcerated, invisible and unheard.
"Prisons do not disappear social
problems, they disappear human beings." -Angela Davis
Soul Rebel Performance Troupe, in collaboration with Prisoners Legal Services, is honored to present VOICES FROM INSIDE ~ performed monologues, poetry and vignettes written by people who are currently incarcerated, with musical accompaniment and songs. The cast includes members of the Meta Theatre Company, a theater group that writes, produces and performs theatric work on site with incarcerated women at the Edna Mahan Correctional Facility, New Jersey.
Soul Rebel Performance Troupe is a Capital District theater group dedicated to highlighting and producing theatrical work by and about people of color and other marginalized groups, and fostering cross-cultural understanding through the performing arts.
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RISE! For Women's History Month!
The Meta Theatre Company performs RISE! An Interactive Theatre Experience on Tuesday, March 28th at 4 pm at The Raritan Valley Community College Conference Center.
Come join the cast of The Meta Theatre Company as we play out real life scenarios on social justice issues that happen in our community. Whether you are on the bus, in a store, or with family and friends, we witness hate talk, and sometimes don't know what to do. The show features work from our cast at Edna Mahan Correctional Facility for Women. You watch the real life scenario, and then you get to practice with MTC what you can do. FREE!
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Lambertville Social Action and Kehilat HaNahar present Speak Up!
The Meta Theater Company will perform an interactive workshop on how to intervene when you witness hatred or discrimination in private and public conversations.
$5 suggested donation to Meta
This event is open to people of all faiths and traditions. We hope to see you there!
April 6th at Raritan Valley Community College Conference Center
Denim Day is an international day of solidarity. Women and men wear blue jeans to bring focus to harmful decisions by the criminal justice system in regards to women's rights. In particular, Denim Day remembers an Italian court case where a judge ruled that a woman could not prove she was raped because she was wearing tight fitting jeans. The judge stated that her rapist could not have taken off her jeans for the rape to take place, rather the woman gave consent by taking them off hersel, therefore making the assult consensual.
The Meta Theatre Company will use theatre to teach how to intervene and stop sexual assault toward women. This is an interactive performance where the audience will learn how to identify different forms of sexual abuse and stop it. MTC will also educate on policy and laws that are supportive and not supportive to women's safety. FREE!
The Meta Theatre Company will perform The Vagina Monologues on October 1 at The Clinton Community Center 63 Halstead Street Clinton, NJ at 7:30pm. Admission is $10 and is open to the general public. Tickets can be purchased at the door on the day of the show.
“Women on the Inside / Women on the Outside / Working to End Mass Incarceration – Vaginas Unchained” is the theme of this performance. The MTC cast, which is comprised of actresses, activists and formerly incarcerated women will take the stage and perform pieces from The Vagina Monologues, as well as original pieces written by them, and women currently incarcerated at Edna Mahan Correctional Facility for Women in Clinton, NJ. Janice Kovach, Mayor of Clinton, will open the performance, and join The Meta Theatre Company and audience members at the end of the performance for a post-show discussion.
RISE! Cabaret and Hello My Name Is . . .
Come see MTC’s Cabaret Show, RISE! and Hello My Name Is . . . MTC will perform both shows in New Jersey---Dates and Venues to be announced in September 2016. Both shows were co-written with our cast at The Edna Mahan Correctional Facility for Women. MTC is raising money through our Go Fund Me Account to fund production of both shows to tour in New Jersey .
The donations you give not only help our cause, but it is an opportunity for you to join a grass roots movement of social change. Your support and financial generosity is a welcome gift that will ultimately reflect a love of humankind, a voluntary joining of community, resources, and action for the public good. https://www.gofundme.com/mtc2016