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.

It will be performed at Otago Corrections Facility at Milburn - where writer Ruth Carraway runs the prison drama group - as a first for the Dunedin Fringe Festival.

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.

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