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CSUSM Presents “Prison Boxing” by Leah Joki

Media Advisory by Margaret Chantung


One-woman theatrical explores the prison system and its inhabitants.

On Wednesday, February 25, the School of Arts at California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) will present “Prison Boxing,” a one-woman show by Actor/Writer Leah Joki. The sole performance at 7 p.m. in the Arts Building Performance Hall 111 is free and open to the public.

For almost 20 years, Joki has worked in the California prison system where she delivered arts programs to inmates through the Arts-in-Corrections program, which she helped start in the early 1980s. “Prison Boxing” is a journey that negotiates the convoluted etiquette of prison subculture through the eyes of an unlikely guide. Joki gives audiences a compassionate glimpse of complex characters that reflect humanity in all its forms—from the humorous to the utterly horrifying.

Joki is also the author of “Juilliard to Jail,” a non-fiction account of her eighteen-year career as a teacher, performer and administrator inside the California state prison system. “Prison Boxing” will premiere at the Beverly Hills Playhouse Lab on March 14, produced by the Skylight Theatre Company.

For more information about this performance, contact the CSUSM School of Arts at 760-750-4137.

What: Prison Boxing: A New Play by Actor/Writer Leah Joki

When: Wednesday, February 25 at 7 p.m.

Where: CSUSM, Arts Building, Performance Hall 111

Tickets: Free and open to the public

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