Three “sold-out” performances of “A Day at Stateville” were performed in recent weeks at the Clockwise Theatre in Waukegan, the play’s first performances outside of the Chicago metro area. According to Changing Minds Campaign head Jim Chapman, the readings accomplished what he and his colleagues hoped.

As is always the case, he said, the performance stirred interest and discussion among those who saw it, and meaningful dialog between the public and the incarcerated. Secondly,” he emphasized, the Campaign partnered with Former Inmates Striving Together (FIST), a Waukegan organization of former prisoners, to present the play.

The Changing Minds Campaign is gaining momentum, and we encourage other groups, organizations and individuals to create their own programs using our resources to continue and extend the reach of the Campaign. What’s happening in Waukegan is a great example.

To see the article about the performance of “A Day at Stateville” that appeared in the Lake Country News-Sun, click here.