By Philip Taylor
The NYU Prison Theatre Initiative moves into its eighth year with 12 inmates from Sing Sing Correctional Facility studying American Drama in the fall 2012. Sing Sing is a maximum security prison which houses 2000 inmates, and is located in Ossining, New York, a one hour train commute north of Manhattan. The initiative involves a partnership with Rehabilitation through the Arts (RTA) and the Department of Correctional Services (DOCS).
Ed Theatre students have opportunities to intern under faculty mentorship after successfully completing a thorough orientation. Students wanting to study Prison Theatre in the spring should register for Applied Theatre 2.
Further information about NYU’s prison theatre initiative and other arts-based projects in prisons can be obtained from www.rta-arts.com/ and Philip Taylor (email@example.com).