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Audience Engagement Events for "Not About Nightingales"
Are the issues that inspired Tennessee Williams to write "Not About Nightingales" still relevant today? On Sunday, April 30 and Thursday, May 18, we will host speakers from organizations that review current incarceration practices in Illinois to give an update and take questions from the audience.
There is no additional charge to attend any of these post-show events. Regular ticket prices apply for the performances of "Not About Nightingales."
Sunday, April 30, 2017 - following 3 pm performance
Post-show discussion with members of the Illinois State Commission on Criminal Justice and Sentencing Reform
(Discussion will begin approximately 5:30 pm)
The Commission is charged with developing comprehensive, evidence-based strategies to meet the goal of reducing Illinois’ prison population 25 percent by 2025.
Guests: Commission members Dr. David Olson, Professor of Criminal Justice and Criminology, Loyola University; and Pamela Rodriguez - President and CEO, Treatment Alternatives for Safe Communities
Sundays, May 7, 14, 28, June 4 - Audience Talk-backs -- led by Assistant Director Jack Bourgeois - following 3 pm performances
Thursday, May 18, 2017 - following 7:30 pm performance
Post-show discussion with Jennifer Vollen-Katz, Executive Director, The John Howard Association
(Discussion will begin approximately 10 pm)
independently monitors correctional facilities, policies and practices, and advances reforms needed to achieve a fair, humane and effective criminal justice system in Illinois.
David Olson (April 30) is as a Professor in the Criminal Justice and Criminology Department at Loyola University Chicago, where he is also the Graduate Program Director, and previously served as Department Chairperson and Director of Loyola’s interdisciplinary Forensic Science Program. For nearly 20 years, Dr. Olson worked at the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority, where he was a Senior Scientist responsible for overseeing the evaluation of federally funded drug and violent crime control efforts in the State of Illinois. During his 29 years in the field of criminal justice, David has worked with a variety of federal, state and local agencies to develop, implement and evaluate programs and policies, particularly in the area of community and institutional corrections.