Bushra Azzouz began filming A Midsummer Night’s Dream in Prison on Saturday, June 19, 2010, at Two Rivers Correctional Institution, near Umatilla, Oregon. She had permission to film inside the prison eight times. The last film date was October 9th. The film crew included, at different times: Bushra Azzouz, Richard Blakeslee, Patrick Williams, Trevor Fife, Jon Beanlands, Aysha Ghazoul, Tom Chamberlain, Brian Yazzi, Jeffrey Richardson, Michael Poulin-Roberson, Mario Garza and Vasiliki Katrivanou.
Bushra and the crew filmed rehearsals and performances of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, group dialogues and individual interviews with the actors.
The logging and transcription process has been completed, many hours of footage have been reviewed, categorized and organized. There is a first draft of the script and the editing process is quite far along. We are gearing up for our next round of fundraising. If you want to get involved in this project, call Johnny at: 503-347-6869. There’s lots to do. We especially need help with fundraising, including possibly hosting a fundraising houseparty.