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SISTERS IN THE SYSTEM–An Immersive Theatre Piece by Tori Rice

on March 13, 2015
Tori Rice (Photo Credit Dana Patrick)

Tori Rice (Photo Credit Dana Patrick)

Sisters in the System

by Tori Rice

Where: SDSU Experimental Theatre

When: Wednesday, March 25 & Friday March 27, 2015 at 7:30 pm

Tickets: Free, with reservation

Sisters in the System by Tori Rice is an immersive theatre piece about two girls navigating juvenile court. Rice interviewed students, judges, CASAs (Court Appointed Special Advocates), attorneys, social workers, family members and many others. The resulting play is a fictionalized account of those interviews, offering a 360 view into the almost comical complexity and confusion encountered by juveniles in the foster care and court systems. The play was originally produced with great success last summer in the mock courtroom at Cal Western School of Law.

The production is a collaboration between Playwrights Project, San Diego State University’s Guardian Scholars Program, and SDSU’s School of Theatre, Television, and Film (TTF), and was developed as a commission for Playwrights Project’s program Telling Stories: Giving Voice to Foster Youth.  Adapting the play to a university theatre setting is providing an opportunity for students in different departments to collaborate and build empathy as the students (on stage and in the audience) learn about the challenges faced by college students who have had to navigate a “system.”

Space is limited and reservations are required. Please RSVP at or call (858) 384-2970.

The event flyer is available here:

Directions to the theatre, parking info, on SDSU website here:


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