Community Performances


Beyond Prison Walls

April 18 - 20, 2019
San Diego State University
Experimental Theatre

New scripts illuminate the prison pipeline and offer insights on responsibility, hope, transformation, and love.

Playwrights Project partners with San Diego State University to present the 7th season of Collage, featuring scripts written in our Out of the Yard program by playwrights at Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility, Centinela State Prison, Community Transition Center, and Male Community Reentry Program. Scripts will be performed by San Diego State University Theatre students and directed by Peter Cirino and SDSU students.

Performances are free and open to the public! Recommended for Ages 14+

Online ticket sales have ended, however you can join our waitlist! Click here to select the date you're interested in.

Public Performances:
April 18, 2019 at 7:00pm SOLD OUT
April 19, 2019 at 7:00pm SOLD OUT
April 20, 2019 at 2:00pm SOLD OUT
April 20, 2019 at 7:00pm SOLD OUT

Click here to join the waitlist for a sold out performance. In the event that additional tickets become available, we will notify the waitlist.

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For more information, view our Press Release or contact us at

Prison Programs Showcase

Interested in learning more about Prison Programs? Join us in between performances of Beyond Prison Walls for a chance to gain insights into the rehabilitative and restorative programming in local correctional facilities.

Community Support Network Presentations

Saturday, April 20th from 5:00-6:30pm
SDSU Experimental Theatre
Representatives of service providers at Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility will share information about the work they do to foster a rehabilitative environment for incarcerated participants.

Resource Fair
Saturday, April 20th from 4:00-7:00pm
Courtyard adjacent to SDSU's Experimental Theatre
Organizations will provide resources and information in this informal fair.

Participating Organizations include: Jail Guitar Doors, Playwrights Project, Prison Yoga Project, Project Rebound, Project PAINT, Tender Loving Canines POOCH Program, and more.

Reservations for the Showcase are strongly encouraged! Click here to register for the Showcase.

Directions to SDSU's Experimental Theatre

There are several places to park at SDSU. Street parking is available near the campus as well as in paid parking structures.
The closest structure is Parking Structure 12 (PS12).

Once parked, be sure to pay for parking:

To get to campus:

The GREEN LINE stops at SDSU and the transit center is located near the new Aztec Student Union. Upon exiting the trolley, follow the path outside and up the walkway. The Outdoor Amphitheater (OAT) will be ahead of you on the left. Follow this walkway across Campanile Walk (look for the large outdoor sculpture). The drama building is across from the music building.

For additional information or questions, contact Playwrights Project at


Reflections from Inside: A San Diego REP Engagement Event

May 4th, 2019
San Diego REP
Lyceum Theatre Lobby

Before the 2:00pm performance of Sweat by Lynn Nottage, professional actors will perform short scripts that explore responsibility, regret, forgiveness, and friendship. The scripts were written in Playwrights Project residenceis in Juvenile Court and Community Schools and adult Correctional Facilities.

Use code "PLAYWRIGHTS" when purchasing tickets to the 2:00pm performance of Sweat on May 4th, and 25% of your ticket purchase will benefit Playwrights Project! To purchase tickets, visit or call (619) 554-1000.

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