Theaterlab has supported Voices Inside, a theater arts program at a medium security prison in Kentucky since 2011. The New York-based company has hosted events–in person and virtually–in support of the award-winning writing from that program. Some of the artists who have participated in readings are Michael Shannon, Ashlie Atkinson, Michael Chernus, John Finn, April Matthis and more.
For more than a decade, this program has presented readings of plays and poetry by incarcerated writers at Northpoint Training Center in Burgin, KY. In 2022, the program will expand to include a fully-produced play festival and with plays by incarcerated writers across the country. It will be its biggest event yet.
The Voices Inside Play Festival is supported by a generous grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.