The Georgia Incarceration Performance Project

March 15, 2019


GA Incarceration Project


I now teach THEA 4800/6800: Topics in History. The class focuses on gathering research for the Georgia Incarceration Project: An interdisciplinary, cross-institutional endeavor to stage the history of incarceration and convict labor in Georgia. The final result will be a devised performance piece at Spelman College and the Fine Arts Stage at UGA in November  2019.

The 4-person directorial team consists of Dr. Amma Y. Ghartey-Tagoe Kootin & Dr. Emily Sahakian of the University of Georgia; and Dr. Julie B. Johnson & Professor Keith Bolden of Spelman College. Many other collaborators are involved, such as Whitworth Women’s Facility and Metro ReEntry Detention Center.

The research we develop this semester in the UGA Special Collections archives will be used by the team of directors in Phase II and Phase III of the piece.


The Georgia Incarceration Project UGA Special Collections Library


Click here to read more details, or if you would like to stay updated on this project through Dr. Julie B. Johnson’s website.


The Georgia Incarceration Project Class Discussion


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