prison stories
For Goodness Sake

Skin and Bones


NEW! Read about Elaine's new play, "Skin and Bones" here.


Elaine Blanchard, storyteller, actor and writer, has written a play,
"For Goodness Sake," with David Prete.
Based on a true story, Blanchard and Prete have created a powerful solo performance showing the effects of oppression (sexual, religious and racial) on one human being. The story involves fourteen characters and Blanchard performs all of the roles. A compelling performer, Elaine invites the audience to go with her on a journey of redemption and transformation. CONTINUE READING AND WATCH VIDEO

Read about Elaine's new project "Prison Stories" and the recent articles in The Memphis Daily News and The Commercial Appeal and feaures on NPR and WKNO 91.1. Read the article in the Memphis Flyer about how Elaine uses art to create community and connect people with a creative process.  Listen and learn more about Prison Stories on Chatterbox Audio Theater.

To contribute to Prison Stories
write your tax deductible check out to VOICES OF THE SOUTH (501c3)
Write For Prison Stories on the check.
Mail it to:
Voices of the South
Attention: Elaine Blanchard
P O Box 11222
Memphis, TN 38111

Elaine won the 2011 Jefferson Award for Public Service in Memphis and received the Upstander Award from Facing History and Ourselves learn more.

Elaine was awarded the Woman of Vision Award for 2014 from Memphis’ Women of Achievement.




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upcoming shows

Elaine is teaching a class, “The Art of Storytelling,” at Memphis College of Art. As part of the class work, the students will meet people who are homeless, incarcerated, developmentally disabled and living in nursing homes. The students will listen to the life stories of the people they meet and they will create art to reflect the beauty discovered through the stories they hear. Each art piece will be presented with a narrative on Saturday, April 26th at 8:00pm at TheatreSouth, 1000 South Cooper 38104. The public is invited. Admission is free.


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