Episode 346. Theatre In Prison

UnknownNew York-based director Kate Powers talks about her recent production of Thornton Wilder’s Our Town which she directed at the fabled maximum security Sing Sing Correctional Facility as part of her work with a program called Rehabilitation Through the Arts. Featuring themes of regret, artistic and practical challenges, how to stage a cemetery scene, prison demographics, how Our Town is in fact every town, the power of the documentary OT: Our Town, and one of the greatest all-time arguments for the value of the arts ever. (Length 28:54)

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