McCabe-Juhnke to speak on prison theater

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McCabeJuhnkeJohn

John McCabe-Juhnke will share experiences and perspectives based on 10 years of directing inmates in theater productions at the Lansing and Hutchinson correctional facilities.

His presentation will be at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1, in the Wohlgemuth Music Education Center at Tabor College.

McCabe-Juhnke is the chair of the Communications Arts department at Bethel College, where he has taught since 1986. He has directed dozens of plays and musicals at the college, and served as director and coach of the Bethel College Forensics Squad.

In recent years, McCabe-Juhnke has developed Theatre Arts Workshops for Arts in Prison Inc. and Prison Arts Project and places the act of prison theater on the spectrum of restorative justice.

?By creating a context for building relationships in prison, theater opens space for healing,? McCabe-Juhnke said.

?Though offenders are unable to repair relationships with injured parties directly, theater provides a laboratory for inmates to practice the interaction skills necessary for their ultimate reintegration into society.?

The public is invited to attend.

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