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Doing Life Productions and Iyabarts
Iyaba Ibo Mandingo's "unFRAMED"
directed by Brent Buell
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Brent writes about teaching prison theater in:
Performing New Lives: Prison Theater
Published by the distinguished British publisher Jessica Kingsley,
the book includes a chapter by Brent based on the ten years that he taught
with Rehabilitation Through the Arts in
New York prisons like Sing Sing, Woodbourne, Fishkill and Greenhaven.
Review of Performing New Lives!
The cover of the book is a photograph from Brent's play
"Breakin' the Mummy's Code" in performance at Sing Sing.
This is an extraordinary video created by Jonathan Shailor
about the book
Performing New Lives is now available on Amazon at this link:
Here is an excellent article about the book by Jeff Stanley:
Below is another of Brent's photographs which appears in the book:
"Oedipus," by Sophocles and directed by Joanna Chan
For the last ten years, Brent directed many shows
inside New York's maximum security prisons
as a volunteer with Rehabilitation Through the Arts.
Read about some of the shows here by clicking on the links:
Here's an Esquire article by John Richardson about Brent's show "Breakin' the Mummy's Code"
Here's a New York Times article about "Stratford's Decision" that Brent
directed at Sing Sing Correctional Facility
NewYorkTimes "Behind the Walls of Sing Sing.pdf
Here's an article about the production of "Of Mice and Men" that Brent directed
Journal News, "Of Mice and Men".pdf
Here's an article by Donna Lamb from the Greenwich Village Gazette about
"From Sing Sing to Broadway"--the show Brent created and directed
which was presented at Playwright's Horizons on 42nd Street
From Sing Sing to Broadway.pdf
And another article about "From Sing Sing to Broadway"
Acting Up and Out.pdf
To Book Brent's talk:
Theater Behind Bars: A Conversation with Brent Buell
send an email to: Brent@BrentBuell.com
Brent directed "MOSES," the new comedy by Rosie DeSanctis
which was an Official Selection of
The Art of Brooklyn Film Festival.
You can watch it here:
Rosie De Sanctis
Brent appears in the video by Woods titled "Death Rattles."
He plays a wizard conjuring up the dead.
He appears about 1 minute and 45 seconds into the video.
Big surprise: he's the guy with the long blond hair. Enjoy!
You can reach Brent by email at:
You can also find him on Facebook
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