The New School (Student)
Louisa Strothman joined the Humanities Action Lab team in December as an intern. She is currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in sociology with a minor in theater from Eugene Lang College. Her studies are specifically focused in the juxtaposition of theater and incarceration abolition. An important part of this effort is education of citizens in the U.S. who are not directly affected about the prison industrial complex which is what led her to get involved with States of Incarceration. Along with Louisa’s work at HAL and as a student, she is also an actor, spoken word performer, and aspiring playwright. She taught and worked in theater for many years in Vermont at New England Youth Theater most recently in the Theater Adventure Program for students with disabilities. She also made a film on Vermont’s Act 148 to reduce landfill and waste and worked on the film set of the TV pilot for The Parker Tribe as the props manager. She is looking forward to co-organizing a conference in September 2016 at The New School in art and activism related to the campaign to raise the age of criminal responsibility in New York.