Second Shot Productions presents
Hull Truck Theatre 17th and 18th May 2013
Second Shot's 'Skills For Life' featured in Inside Times
‘For a long time now there has been a push on getting prisoners skilled up so when they leave they can get into employment,’ says Cat Jones, creative director of arts and media at HMP and YOI Doncaster. Cat’s role in helping them do this – and part of the reason she has earned a Butler Trust Award – has involved setting up Second Shot Productions, a social enterprise within the prison that trains prisoners to deliver commercial media services.
Second Shot's Artistic Director Cat Jones wins the 2011 Alfred Bradley Bursary Award
Second Shot's Artistic Director Cat Jones has won the 2011 Alfred Bradley Bursary Award for her play Glory Dazed. The play follows the drunken exploits of a volatile ex-serviceman as he tries to win back his estranged wife at a pub lock in. The play explores the plight of ex-serviceman returning from combat and disproportionate number of them who end up in prison. The play will be produced for BBC Radio 4 in 2012.
Second Shot working in partnership with The National Youth Theatre
Second Shot is currently working in partnership with The National Youth Theatre of Great Britain to produce a play that will tour Schools, Pupil Referral Units and Prisons in March 2012. The project, called Talking to Shorty will explore the issue of knife crime and girls on the periphery of gangs. It will be preformed by students on the National Youth Theatre's Playing Up programme. For more details head over to www.nyt.org.uk
Second Shot's Artistic Director Cat Jones has won a Butler Trust Award
Second Shot's Artistic Director Cat Jones has won a Butler Trust Award, recognising her contribution in improving experiences and opportunities for prisoners, during the four years she has been working in prisons. The Award is one of nine that are to be given out in 2012 at a ceremony held at Buckingham palace and Hosted by HRH The Princess Royal. To find out more about the Butler Trust visit www.thebutlertrust.org.uk
Second Shot Productions at HMP & YOI Doncaster
John Biggin, the Director of HMP & YOI Doncaster speaks about his vision of Second Shot Productions.
HMP & YOI Doncaster and The Koestler Trust
Second Shot projects have facilitated prisoners from HMP & YOI Doncaster winning a number of Koestlers in this year's prison arts awards. My Darling Son, a drug's awareness play staged by prisoners, based on the tragic story of prison nurse Carol Needham's son and his struggle with heroin, won a prestigious Platinum Award. Our Children's Play Fantastic Six, which involved a group of prisoners staging a play for their children, won a Gold Award, as did Going to See Daddy, an animation about the experience of children coming into the prison. The prison magazine, The Lockdown, also facilitated by Second Shot won a Bronze Award and our Family Album project got a Commendation. Well done to all the award winners!