Dates/Time: 04/30/20 - 05/31/20
Space: Theaterlab YouTube
April 30 – May 4, 2020 (NOW EXTENDED to May 31st!)
Theaterlab presents Voices Inside: Poetry, a virtual reading of poems by writers who are currently or formerly incarcerated and performed by actors and poets. All readings are free and open to the public in an effort to shine a light on the creative work of incarcerated people and the systemic, deep challenges they face (before) and during the current Covid-19 pandemic.
From April 30th through May 4th, visit Theaterlab’s YouTube Channel to engage with poetry and short stories and learn more about resources and ways to help those currently and formerly incarcerated.
Since 2011, Theaterlab has been a creative partner with Voices Inside, presenting readings of award-winning short plays by men incarcerated at Northpoint, a medium-security prison in Kentucky. Special thanks to Pen America Justice & Prison Writing Program, CURA and Stella Adler Outreach Field Programs for their great work, support and collaboration.
Poets include Brandon Amos, Brian Batchelor, Dwayne Betts, Steven Bond, Crash, Bartholomew J. Crawford, Sterling Cunio, Drew, William Gallagher, Jonathan Ryan Harris, MAK, John Mudd, Santonio D. Murf, Raphael Nyack, Andrew Phillips, Nathaniel (Red), Cindell Rock, Robin Tichenor, Derek R. Trumbo Sr., Joe Vanderford, Velez AKA ‘Pef’ and Louise K. Waakaa’igan.
Thank you to the wonderful artists who brought these poems to life: Anabelle Acosta, Noelia Antweiler, Dwayne Betts, McCaleb Burnett, Zack Calhoon, Gil Charleston, Mark Coffin, Trey Cruz, Rob Daughenbaugh, Susan Ferrara, William Gallagher, Maurice Geddie, Benjamin Hake, Brian Karim, Julie Kline, Jon Logan Kovach, Keegan Lester, Dominic Marcus, Ivan Moore, Mel Nieves, , DeMone Seraphin, Tarantino Smith, Riley Suter, and Julian Wolfe.
Special thanks to the PEN America Justice & Prison Writing Program, CURA, Stella Adler Outreach Field Programs, and Voices Inside for their great work, support and collaboration. Shout outs to Andi Lee Carter, Robby Henson, Caits Meissner, Suzy PetchEam, Ryan Opalanietet Pierce, Madeline Sayet, Elise Thoron and Nia Witherspoon.