Ruth Carraway creates drama in jail - and toilets!
By Standing Room Only | Posted: Monday March 11, 2019
Trouble-D is a play about the challenges, obstacles and enticements a recently released prisoner faces in the outside world.
Ruth has actually got two shows in the Fringe. The other's called Lavvies, set in a women's public toilet.
Ruth tells Lynn Freeman she's worked with prisoners here and in the UK, and she's a firm believer in the power of theatre to help both inmates and audiences.
She started the prison drama group about five years ago, and proceeds from Trouble-D will go to the Dunedin Night Shelter. The show and Lavvies are both part of the Dunedin Fringe Festival programme.