Inside/Out: a prison memoir

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195 E 26 Ave
Vancouver, British Columbia

Inside /Out is a one person theatre piece. It is a true story. It is the story of a man who strived to become invisible. It’s the story of his search through his own Penitentiary files, and the memories these files evoke. Memories of outside. Memories of choices made. His introduction to drugs. His introduction to crime. Memories of nearly ten years behind Penitentiary walls. It’s the story of the people he met inside the Penitentiary that influenced his life. Of his transfer from Quebec during the tension filled time of the first referendum to Matsqui Penitentiary in British Columbia, where he enrolled in a theatre course — and the discovery of the possibility of a new way of life.

Patrick is so honest and engaging, it’s impossible not to be caught up in this story about a search for community: the community of the street, the community of prison, and the community of theatre. After two years of workshop and development and two readings to packed houses, a full production of Inside/Out is premiering at Little Mountain Gallery, offering Vancouver audiences a unique glimpse of the “inside.”

Written and Performed by Patrick Keating
Directed Dramaturged by Stephen Malloy
Lighting Design: Itai Erdal
Set Design: Barbara Clayden
Sound Design: Kate De Lorme
Stage Manager: D.K.