Catherine FillouxUnited States
Grants Awarded2000 | Theater | Cambodia
to undertake a teaching and creative residency at the Royal University of Fine Arts (RUFA) and the National Theater in Phnom Penh
whatdoesfreemean?, a new play by award-winning human rights playwright and ACC grantee Catherine Filloux, follows the journey of an African-American woman serving a long sentence for a non-violent drug offense. When Mary ends up in solitary confinement, she struggles to maintain her sanity in the face of loneliness, indifference, human cruelty, and loss. The play takes the audience into her psychic world. We travel alongside her self-guided intellectual and emotional journey into the nature of freedom, both physical and psychological as Marys external and internal experience unfolds on stage in the present, in memory, and in the fantasies that help her survive.
Grantee: Catherine Filloux