"The understanding of a culture comes from hearing the language, tasting the food, seeing personal interactions, experiencing the traditions, and so much more when it is in context."
— Elizabeth Laval & Candice Pendergrass, Sikh Youth Public History Project
LOS ANGELES–Found Suitable, conceived and produced by Susan Franklin Tanner and directed by James Macdonald, is a staged reading based upon the writing and stories of four residents of The Francisco Homes transitional housing for Lifers—men on parole from life sentences. Their words were edited by playwrights Bonnie Banfield and Doris Baizley. The material was developed during LIFER: Life Stories from the Inside/Out workshops by Macdonald and Tanner. The piece will be performed by Lifers Anthony M., H. Solis., Jim E. & Mike W. The performance will be followed by a Second Act Discussion with the Audience, Facilitated by Luis J. Rodriguez, former Poet Laureate of Los Angeles and author of Always Running. LIFER: Life Stories from the Inside/Out is a venture of TheatreWorkers Project, in association with Ensemble Studio Theatre/LA. This project was made possible with support from California Humanities, a non-profit partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Visit www.calhum.org. Monday, August 28, 2017 at 7:30 – 8:45 PM Ensemble Studio Theatre/LA 3269 Casitas Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90039 For reservations please email firstname.lastname@example.org Suggested Donation: $10 For more information, go to: http://www.estlosangeles.org/the-lifers-project/ LIFERS: LIFE STORIES FROM THE INSIDE/OUT is project supported by California Humanities’ Humanities for All Quick Grant. To learn more about Humanities for All Quick Grant, please see our web page HERE.