Voices Inside is an inspirational writing and theater program at Northpoint Training Center, a medium security prison near Danville, KY that uses theater arts and creative thinking to increase communication skills, build self-esteem and humanize and enrich the lives of those closed off behind bars.
It was founded by filmmaker Robby Henson, playwright Elizabeth Orndorff and Shakespeare Behind Bars founder Curt Tofteland.
Theaterlab has supported the program since 2011, presenting readings of the short plays by incarcerated writers in New York City. This reading series encourages the men in the program to continue to write and strive to improve their work.
The Voices Inside reading on March 11, 2018 featured:
by William A. Daniels, Jr.
directed by Tia James
Cast: Tarantino Smith
by John R. Hagan,
directed Joshua Kahan Brody
Cast: David McElwee and Jack Mikesell
by Derek Trumbo
directed by Heidi Miami Marshall
Cast: J.Stephen Brantley, April Matthis and Johnny Sanchez
by Calvin Sturgill
directed by Julie Kline
Cast: McCaleb Burnett
GOD OF TEXAS
by Andrew Phillips
directed by Taylor Reynolds
Cast: Julian Bones and Gil Charleston
Producer: Lanie Zipoy
Associate Producer: Selamawit Worku
Assistant Producer: Gahlia Eden
Voices Inside is supported by generous grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Nathan Cummings Foundation.