Down the Rabbit Hole


Down The Rabbit Hole is the story of artist Liza Jessie Peterson's journey into the prison system over two decades. How did this starry-eyed actress tumble down the rabbit hole of mass incarceration and find great purpose teaching incarcerated teenagers at Rikers Island while fighting to keep her dream of being an artist alive? A funny thing happens when purpose meets passion in prison and this artist has the hilarious and harrowing receipts. With striking clarity, sharp humor and heart-felt insight, Liza’s journey unfolds as her depth of inquiry reveals a shockingly entrenched system unique to the USA.

Down the Rabbit Hole has been presented at Joe’s Pub in NYC, The Flynn Theatre in Burlington, VT, and continues to tour nationally.