Chicago Books to Women in Prison Fundraiser

@ 7:30 | Mainstage


About the Show

Various veteran improvisors from around the city will improvise scenes based on stories from Dionna Griffin-Irons. This will be a two act show beginning at 7:30pm.

Griffin-Irons, who was formerly incarcerated, is a writer, alumna of Second City, and current Director of Diversity and Inclusion at the legendary comedy theatre. She is a champion of empowering students, actors, women, and professionals to own their “voice” and give themselves permission to be heard. In 2014, her first published work appeared in Women, Writing and Prison anthology. She is currently writing a memoir.

Chicago Books to Women in Prison gives women behind bars the opportunities
for self-empowerment, education and entertainment that reading provides.
The all-volunteer collective sends books free of charge in response to
direct requests by incarcerated women. In 2015, more than 9,200 donated
books and blank journals were mailed to nearly 2,500 individual women in 53
prisons around the country. As long as there is the need, CBWP is committed
to providing the pleasure and power of books to incarcerated women.

All ticket sales will go directly to Chicago Books to Women in Prison, a
501(c)(3) public charity.

Learn more at, including what books are needed most and how
you can donate directly. Also find Chicago Books to Women in Prison on
Facebook and follow them @ChicagoBWP.

The People

Cast Members