unnamedLast weekend! Don’t miss it!

You are invited to attend:


a new play by Piedad Bonnett
at Theater for the New City
Produced by: Crystal Field, Executive Director
With the participation of:
ID Studio Theater (New York), Germán Jaramillo, Director
and La Compañía Nacional de las Artes (Colombia), Nelson Celis, Director

Final Performances
Thursday – Saturday June 11-13, 8PM, Sunday June 14, 3PM

& Join us for accompanying Panel Discussions and Q&A:
Prison Politics: Conversations on the State of Prisoner’s Rights Today
Thursday June 11, 7PM
Panelists Include:
– Paula Avila-Guillen, Advocacy Advisor for Latin America and the Caribbean, Center for Reproductive Rights (http://www.reproductiverights.org/)
– Germán Jaramillo, Director of ID Studio (http://idstudiotheater.com/)
– Samuel Miller, Human Rights Lawyer working in Prisoners’ Rights
– Jed Tucker, Director of Reentry at the Bard Prison Initiative (http://bpi.bard.edu/)

Set in a penitentiary in Colombia—a country with notoriously overcrowded and violent prisons—MAXIMUM SECURITY explores the lives of three cellmates and one guard, as they navigate a labyrinth of degradation and survival tactics behind bars.

One hour prior to the June 11 performance, join us for ‘Prison Politics”—a conversation led by a a mixed group of human rights experts and activists moderated by Lucia della Paolera, the play’s translator, that will explore the complex question of prisoners’ rights and prison reform in Colombia, the US and worldwide. These discussions will seek to contextualize and ground in current events the issues raised in the play, and to expand public awareness and engagement. Each panel will include a Q&A session, and additional materials and information will be available for dissemination.

Maximum Security
Written by Piedad Bonnett
Translated from the Spanish by Lucia della Paolera

May 28 – June 14, 2015
Thursday – Saturday 8PM, Sunday 3PM
“Prison Politics” Panel Discussions: Thursday May 28 7PM, Thursday June 11 7PM

Theater for the New City
155 First Avenue (between 9th and 10th Streets)
New York, NY 10003
Tickets $18, $12 for students and seniors
Reservations (212) 254-1109
Tickets: https://tix.smarttix.com/Modules/Sales/SalesMainTabsPage.aspx?ControlState=1&DiscountCode=&SalesEventId=4049&DC=

Starring: Victor Hugo Grajales, Leonardo Gonzalez, Cesar Morales, Wilmar Saldarriaga
Directed by: Nelson Celis
Co-directed by: Jimena Ladino
Music by: Pablo Mayor
Set Design and Lighting by: Miguel Angel Valderrama
Costumes and Visual Design: Daniel Salguero