“If it weren’t for Grace House and Grace House introducing me to Still Point and Still Point working alongside me, I wouldn’t be in the shoes I’m in today- with the new skills and attitude I have today.”
“We wear many masks when we are in addiction and we’re living the lifestyles we live, so it kind of lets me put those things to play in a positive way.”
“I’m just grateful that I came to Grace House which led me to Still Point because I think it’s making me a well-rounded person. I’m challenging myself to do things I never thought I would have done.”
Visiting Room is a show created and performed by a group of courageous women who have experienced incarceration. Its
innovative staging invites audience members to sit across from one of the performers and listen to their stories of struggle, loss and redemption. The result is a healing and moving experience that celebrates the resilience of the human spirit, builds community and invites dialogue.
The show is one hour long and is followed by a talkback discussion with the performers. Visiting Room is part of Still Point’s Persephone Project, which seeks to reduce recidivism rates and unemployment among women exiting the Illinois prison system. Te program compensates participants to create an original show, and uses the tools of theater to teach transferable work skills and to foster self-worth and dignity.