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University of Idaho
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Any One of Us: Words From Prison

2015 Production Information

More than 90% of women in prison have experienced violence in their own lives. Any One of Us: Words From Prison will reveal the connection between women in prison and the violence that often brings them there. Presented by the University of Idaho Women’s Center’s V-Day College Campaign, this event will bring forth raw voices of fierceness and honesty written by women from prisons across the nation and performed by campus and community members, moving forward toward healing, understanding, and change, ultimately impacting laws and treatment of incarcerated women.

  • Dates: Thursday, Feb. 12 | Friday, Feb. 13 | Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015

  • Time: 7:00 pm

  • Where: International Ballroom, Bruce M. Pitman Center (formerly the SUB)
    University of Idaho campus


Advance tickets will be available for $10 (students $8) at the Women's Center starting January 26. The community locations for advance ticket purchase are Safari Pearl and One World Café. Tickets will also be available at the door. Ticket sales directly benefit the local sexual assault and domestic violence agency, Alternatives to Violence of the Palouse, the international V-Day campaign, and ongoing campus initiatives to counteract rape culture through the Women's Center. 

  • What is V-Day?
    V-Day is a global activist movement to stop violence against women and girls. V-Day is a catalyst that promotes creative events to increase awareness, raise money, and revitalize the spirit of existing anti-violence organizations. V-Day generates broader attention for the fight to stop violence against women and girls, including rape, battery, incest, female genital mutilation (FGM), and sex slavery. Through V-Day campaigns, local volunteers and college students produce annual benefit performances of several different events to raise awareness and funds for anti-violence groups within their own communities, and for the global V-Day campaign. Click for more information about V-Day.
  • Other V-Day Events
    The University of Idaho’s V-Day campaign includes three performances of "Any One of Us: Words From Prison" and additional events listed below:

    V-Day Teach-in
    Learn about the history of the V-Day campaign at the University of Idaho, and issues surrounding the incarceration of women in the U.S. This one-hour educational presentation can be brought to classes, living groups, and student organizations. Contact Bekah to book a presentation.

    Bodies That Matter--An Art Show

    Friday, February 6 at 7 pm
    One World Café
    An art show featuring work by local artists, live jazz music, and spoken word performed by members of the cast from the UI Women's Center production of "Any One of Us: Words from Prison."

  • The V-Squad

    Members of the V-Squad

    Emily Sayles
    Rio Harris
    Patrick Estberg
    Marc La Pointe
    Jackelyn Sedano
    Samantha Hansen
    Ashley Centers

    What is the V-Squad?

    The V-Squad is a team of students dedicated to the mission and goals of V-Day, and committed to providing outreach and education on gender-based violence to our campus community. The V-Squad is organizing a series of events to enhance and complement the University of Idaho's V-Day College Campaign, including, but not limited to: social media campaigns, film screenings, readings, art exhibits, teach-ins, etc.

  • Cast and Crew


    Jessy Forsmo-Shadid
    Rachel Main
    Courtney Kersten
    Amaya Amigo
    Aimee Briscoe
    Erin Simmons
    Renée Hill
    Sheron Jensen
    Virginia Solan

    Director:  Meg Licht
    Assistant Director:  Sam Opdahl
    Stage Manager/Dramaturge:  Samantha Hansen
    Producers:  Bekah MillerMacPhee, Lysa Salsbury
    Outreach and Education:  Bekah MillerMacPhee, Lysa Salsbury, Bethany Christian, Amber Morczek, Jessy Forsmo-Shadid
    Graphic Design:  Jackelyn Sedano and Max Cowan

  • Sponsors

    The success and extent of the fundraising from this production is largely dependent on the number of donations we receive to help us offset our production costs. If you or your business would like to make a donation to help us defray production expenses, please email Lysa Salsbury at Detailed below are individuals and businesses who have already made a generous pledge to support our play.

    Business and University Sponsors

    GOLD Level ($250 or more)

    SILVER Level ($100-249)

    BRONZE Level (up to $99)

    • Just Trade, inside Brused Booked in Pullman, WA

    Individual Sponsors

    BENEFACTORS (donation of $100 or more)

    • Steve and Dianne Daley-Laursen
    • Kay Keskinen
    • Sarah Nelson
    • Lysa and Tom Salsbury

    PATRONS (donation of $50-99)

    • Kathy Aiken
    • Nancy Chaney and Gary Bryan
    • Kris Freitag
    • Alex and Dan Hollingshead
    • Bekah MillerMacPhee and Sean McIlraith
    • Katie Noble and Amber Denman
    • Pat and Dan Rathmann
    • Maggie Rehm and Rajal Cohen
    • Bill and Kaari Smith
    • Alexandra Teague

    FRIENDS (donation of $25-49)

    • Erin Chapman
    • Louise Regelin
    • Maureen Taylor Regan
    • UUCP Purple Paisley Quilters

Check out this awesome video, featuring University of Idaho men who participated in the 2014 V-Men workshops, and other male allies on campus and in the community.