The Making of a Criminal Part 2
- By: The Help I’m Free & NICRO team
- Short URL: https://www.backabuddy.co.za/the-making-of-a-criminal-part-2
Meet Nathaniel, one of the Help I’m Free project participants from Pollsmoor Correctional Services in Cape Town.
Many of you saw him on stage last year, telling his story in The Making of A Criminal. Today he is on parole after serving his time and he has joined our new parolee theatre program where he can continue his journey away from the crime and violence that surrounded his old life.
Nathaniel and others like him have been working for several months with the Help I’m Free Project, which is a rehabilitation program for inmates at Pollsmoor Correctional Services, in a partnership between NICRO and various stakeholders, with an outreach arm for parolees and at-risk people in Cape Town.
Now we need your help to bring Nathaniel and other ex-offenders and at-risk participants in our program to Artscape Theatre Centre in September 2017 with a brand-new performance based on their life-changing stories.
The See Me: I am Human Festival will be held from 28 – 30 September at the Artscape Theatre Centre in Cape Town, and includes The Making Of A Criminal part 2, and exhibitions by organisations supporting inmate rehabilitation.
Book your free tickets at Artscape Dial-a-Seat: 021 421 7695.
Here are trailers for the two 2016 performances online:
PART ONE: Pollsmoor
PART TWO: Goodwood
We want to use the festival as an opportunity to celebrate our diversity as well as our commonalities as human beings, all the more important in our sector – seeing beyond the label of ‘criminal’. We also want to actively engage at-risk young people in the arts, working with partners and collaborators. Using theatre as a tool for empowerment, the program aims at giving their participants new skills and opportunities, enabling them to cope better with life after imprisonment. The work is artistically orientated, resulting in performances that are highly personal and emotive, and serve as a cautionary tale for at-risk youngsters under the impression that gangsterism and crime are the right choices to make.
The Funds will be used for the following:
- Transport fare from their homes to the rehearsal space in Obs and back
- Healthy meals and refreshments at rehearsal space and performance venues
- Rehearsal hall monthly venue hire
- Stipends for the parolees (several need to help not only themselves but support their families and children too)
- Promotional film production and editing
- Costumes for the performances
- Some work material: personal journals / scrapbooks and some stationary for the creative process!
For more info contact:
Help I’m Free
Cell: +27(0) 71 758 5135
Landline South Africa: +27 (0)21 462 0017
|Trine Skymoen||Very interesting project. Good luck.||Oct 04, 2017||R 102.82|
|Anonymous||A truly inspiring project! Well done everyone!||Sep 26, 2017||R 514.10|
|Lucile D||I got the chance to see last year's production and was really impressed! Brilliant project, we need more of this. Can't wait to see Part 2. Best of luck||Sep 15, 2017||R 514.10|
|Tom Røseth||Good luck||Sep 01, 2017||USD $ 67.24|
|Birger Røseth||Good luck!||Sep 01, 2017||USD $ 13.37|
|Mormor||Good luck and all the best to participants! "He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life"||Aug 24, 2017||USD $ 627.96|
|Larsern||Good luck to everyone involved!||Aug 24, 2017||USD $ 117.27|
|Anonymous||All the best.||Aug 22, 2017||R 110.00|
|Anne Ås||Keep up the good work.||Aug 18, 2017||USD $ 69.16|
|Brian||Best of luck to Yasin and the entire team!||Aug 12, 2017||R 1 000.00|
|Kyle||Amazing project||Aug 12, 2017||R 257.05|
|Marika||Keep upp The good work :)||Aug 11, 2017||R 317.47|
|Veronica||Awesome Program and our youth at risk should really get into this programme.Wishing Facilitators and Participants all the best with the program and beyond.||Aug 07, 2017||R 102.82|
|Ina||Great work, great project||Aug 04, 2017||USD $ 15.74|
|Rozanne Green||Great Project. Looking forward to the performance||Aug 03, 2017||R 210.00|
|Anne-Lise Utter||Lykke til!||Aug 03, 2017||USD $ 15.85|
|Caro||great project||Aug 01, 2017||USD $ 62.54|
|Torgunn Røseth||Good luck!||Aug 01, 2017||USD $ 133.38|
|Christina Scharffenberg||Best of luck to all of you??||Aug 01, 2017||USD $ 13.73|
|Anonymous||Help give offenders a chance in life.||Aug 01, 2017||R 205.64|
|M. Bakke||*||Aug 01, 2017||USD $ 39.93|
|Idun og Rob||" The making of a criminal part 2" is an important and high quality project, we are happy to contribute!||Aug 01, 2017||USD $ 37.96|
|Betzi||A very worthwhile cause!||Aug 01, 2017||R 205.64|
|Susanna||<3||Aug 01, 2017||USD $ 71.88|
|Jarryd||Good luck!||Aug 01, 2017||R 51.41|
|Tinderella||Such an incredible project. I look forward to updates!!||Jul 30, 2017||R 411.28|
|Sanna||Keep up with good work!||Jul 30, 2017||R 205.64|
|Anne||More awareness give more choices - brilliant!||Jul 29, 2017||R 1 028.20|
|Marcelle||Great cause keep it up||Jul 28, 2017||R 50.00|
|Liavik||<3||Jul 28, 2017||USD $ 64.74|
|Elise||You will get there! Keep going.||Jul 27, 2017||R 1 028.20|
|Julenissen||ho ho ho||Jul 27, 2017||USD $ 4.65|
|Anomymous||Excited!||Jul 27, 2017||R 500.00|
|Anonymous||Good luck||Jul 27, 2017||R 2 056.40|
|Ken||We all need to help so get your cards out guys and help someone who needs a head start or a second day chance in life!||Jul 27, 2017||R 250.00|
|Katy||Wow, you guys are doing AMAZING work! I saw the play last year and I was blown away! I would love to attend again this year and be involved some way with your projects.||Jul 27, 2017||R 60.00|