MEET THE TEAM
Marsha Parrilla is the lead choreographer and coordinator of this project. She is currently generating work through interviews with formerly incarcerated women, and children of incarcerated parents. She is invested in creating a genuine work of art, that will reflect this reality, while incorporating the affected population in the creation/interpretation of the work.
Vanessa Ly is the Program Director for Sisters Unchained. She immigrated to the U.S. from Lima, Peru at the age of 4. She holds a BA in Anthropology from the University of Massachusetts, Boston. Ly currently runs Sisters Unchained- a program for young women who have been directly affected by incarceration. For more information on this program, click here.
Ayana Aubourg is a member of Young Abolitionists and Co-Director of Sisters Unchained. Her experiences living with an incarcerated parent has deeply influenced her passion for building with young people affected by the prison system. Ayana serves as a key advisor in the project, as well as a performer.
Monique Sadberry shared her story as a contribution to this project. She is a woman who was formerly incarcerated, and has turned her life around since her last release. Recently, Sadberry graduated from culinary school. She serves as a key advisor in the project, as well as a performer.
Cast (in alphabetical order):
Amy Palmieri Burns
Reina Kato Lansigan
U-Meleni Mhlaba Adebo
Director/Producer: Marsha Parrilla
Composers: Shane Shanahan and Ricardo Gallo
Videographer: Ernesto Galán
Photographers: Ernesto Galán, Rod Harris, Leonardo March
Space Grant: Tony Williams