This play’s true stories come from prisoners, corrections officers, and their respective families; and from people living in communities where prisons are sited.
Thousand Kites Play
The Thousand Kites play’s true stories come from people of all ages and backgrounds and speaks clearly to those already involved in criminal justice issues as well as those new to the conversation.You don’t need theater experience to read or perform the play. It can be read at a house party or in an auditorium. It can be performed by the members of your group, your families, friends, and neighbors, or by your local college theater class or community theater group. You can use it along with the Kites video and audio tools or by itself. It’s all good. It all works.
Read about this 2007 production of Thousand Kites by University of North Carolina/Asheville students.
Perform this script in your community!
Thousand Kites script translated into Spanish
1) 1000 Kites
2) Call My Name
3) Scoundrel's Ball
Thousand Kites (in prison slang, to fly a kite is to send a message) began in 2006 as a collaboration between Appalshop components Holler to the Hood and Roadside Theater. Growing out of Holler to the Hood’s work of addressing the issue of the invisibility of the exceptionally large U.S.
By Thousand Kites
A useful tool for looking at criminal justice issues in your community
Up The Ridge is a one-hour documentary by Nick Szuberla and Amelia Kirby, which offers viewers an in
A poem by Sunny "Sun Shine" Black
By Thousand Kites Project
In 1998, when we were volunteer DJs at WMMT, a community radio station in Whitesburg, KY, we receive