ALL ABOARD is an original play created by Deborah Tobola from the writing of students in the Applause Demo Project at Substance Abuse Treatment Facility in Corcoran. This project, funded by CDCR and administered by the California Arts Council as part of Arts in Corrections, measures the impact of creating and performing live theater on inmates who are about to reenter society.
The writers/actors at SATF are Gilbert Hernandez, Foster Johnson III, John Nance, Elonzia Tyler, Derrick Ware, Michael Willis, and Nasser Zahir.
Also appearing are Kevin Birkbeck (with guitar), Rich Sheppard (in conductor's uniform), and stage manager Bruce Thorns. ALL ABOARD was directed by Anet Carlin with choreography by Zach Johnson. Deborah Tobola is the founding Artistic Director of the Poetic Justice Project, a theatre company of formerly incarcerated actors.
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