About the Grant

$15,000 to support The Peculiar Patriot (MAP 2016)
$3,380 to general operating support for MAPP International Productions

About the Project

The Peculiar Patriot is a one-woman show by playwright/performer Liza Jessie Peterson. The production follows Betsy LaQuanda Ross, a self-proclaimed “peculiar patriot” who visits penitentiaries to boost the morale of her incarcerated friends and family. Both victim and victor of the U.S. prison system, Betsy represents the untold scores of men and women who regularly sojourn to penitentiaries, subjecting themselves to long bus rides and security checks to visit incarcerated loved ones. As this witty love story unfolds, The Peculiar Patriot shines a light on America’s fastest growing industry with provocative thought, hilarious dialogue, and gripping pathos.

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