Lisa Biggs is an award-winning theatre/dance artist, performance scholar and activist. A Chicago-native, she has been developing and presenting new performance works for almost twenty years. Her current research uses performance studies approaches to uncover and articulate how contemporary legal and penal systems enact criminalization, incarceration and rehabiltiaiton, with a special focus on the impact of theatre and dance programs for women behind bars in the US and in South Africa.

Two and a Half Hours a Week

Colloquium on “Constitution and the Prison: Incarceration American Style” at Amherst College May 2 and 3

Submitted by Holly R. Saltrelli