Canada’s Longest Running Prison Theatre Company: Insights from Kate Rubin, Theatre Artist’s Work with William Head on Stage

PCAP keynote speaker

Keynote Presentation of the 27th Annual Exhibition
of Artists in Michigan Prisons

3358 Duderstadt Center, Lower Level. Thursday, March 23, from 7:00-8:30 pm.

Join us for an informative and engaging keynote speech with Kate Rubin, an experienced and accomplished theatre artist known for her dynamic leadership and collaborative approach. She has been working with William Head on Stage (WHoS) for the past 17 years, the longest-standing prison theatre company in Canada. WHoS is one of the theatre companies highlighted in Ashley Lucas’s book Prison Theatre and the Global Crisis of Incarceration (Methuen Drama 2021).

Kate will share her distinct perspective on the impact that this work has had on the men, the audiences, the institution, and herself as a facilitator. She will delve into the creative process that she and her colleagues have developed over the years and discuss the challenges and successes of this work.

Don’t miss this opportunity to gain insight into the world of prison theatre and its ability to foster specific skills, establish connections, cultivate empathy and understanding, and promote personal growth and expression. Discover this innovative prison theatre company run by the men themselves. More…

The University of Michigan College of Literature, Science and the Arts (LSA) greatly values inclusion and access for all. Live captioning will be available at all events surrounding the exhibition. We are pleased to provide additional reasonable accommodations to enable your full participation in this event. Please contact Sarah Unrath at saraheve@umich or 734.615.5643 if you would like to request disability accommodations or have any questions or concerns. We ask that you provide advance notice to ensure sufficient time to meet requested accommodations.