Portraits

Spooky and scary and fun, oh my! That’s how I would describe one of my favorite places, the Eastern State Penitentiary. I love the place year-round because of their support for progressive causes, but at this time of year, the penitentiary really comes alive — by way of the dead. For its annual event, Terror Behind the Walls, ESP hires hundreds of actors to portray a myriad of characters throughout the grounds. I corralled Senior Operations Area Manager Luis Santiago, who took me through a maze of winding corridors until we landed in a quiet space not open to the public to speak about what’s in store for this year’s event.

I might be a femme whose closest association to any kind of sports’ career consisted of a short stint playing softball to obtain my lesbian card and being almost knocked unconscious on a tennis court by a ball machine. But whatever I lack in physical prowess, I make up in enthusiasm when watching sports, especially the game of football.

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