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Starting Life as a Playwright After 12 Years in Prison

Friday, August 22, 2014

Joe Assadourian in 'The Bullpen' Joe Assadourian in "The Bullpen," a one-man comedy that he wrote about his experiences in prison. (Bella Muccari/Courtesy of the artist)

Actor and writer Joe Assadourian talks about his new one-man, off-Broadway comedy โ€œThe Bullpen,โ€ based on his experiences in prison. Released on parole after serving 12 years for attempted murder, Assadourian developed the show over two years, both inside and outside the state prison system. Assadourian had never seen a play before he went to prison, but he began writing scenes when he was serving time, and has received two PEN Prison Writing Awards. "The Bullpen" is playing at the Playroom Theater.

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