If the SHU Fits -


Voices from Solitary Confinement


Total Isolation for 23 hours daily.

Sensory deprivation.

No contact with family. Poor food.

Minimal access to medical needs.

Hear the stories of those who have been

held in state-sanctioned torture.

A Reader's Theatre performance script compiled by Andy Griggs and Melvin Ishmael Johnson

Produced by If the Shu Fits Collaborative:

Dramastage Qumran * LA Laborfest * Public Works Improvisational Theatre

By clicking the button below, you can make a one-time or recurring donation to If the SHU Fits ongoing production and promotion costs through Public Works Improvisational Theatre, which acts as our fiscal sponsor. All contributions are deductible to the extent permitted by law. We thank you in advance for your assistance.

If the SHU Fits - Voices from Solitary Confinement will be performed throughout the Los Angeles area on the 23rd of every month as part of Statewide Coordinated Actions to End Solitary Confinement (SCATESC), launched by Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity Coalition. Holding these performances and other related actions on the 23rd emphasize the 23+ hours every day that people are held in solitary confinement.


NNext Performance


Wed., Sept. 23, 6:15 pm


St. John's United Mrthodist Church

1715 Santa Ana Boulevard

Los Angeles, CA 90002

For information, call 310-704-3217

or email info@iftheshufits.net


Admission Free

Donations Appreciated


Wheelchair Accessible and Dis-ability Affirmative For Accommodations Contact us 72 hrs in advance



If you would like to present your own reading of the play go to our Toolkit page, where you will find the script and other resources to do so in your own classroom, place of worship, discussion, meeting, or living room!


“The degree of civilization in a society can be judged by entering its prisons.”

-Fyodor Dostoevsky