Voices Inside/Out was founded to support Voices Inside, the playwriting and theater arts program at Northpoint Training Center, a medium security prison in Burgin, Kentucky. The goal of Voices Inside/Out is artistic exchange between the prisoner-playwrights at Northpoint and professional playwrights. We believe everyone can benefit and expand their worldviews from this program. We accomplish our mission in two ways: presenting the inmates’ plays in New York City to a wide audience and supporting a playwriting residency for an accomplished playwright each summer at Northpoint.
Our resident playwrights are Mac Rogers (2011), Holly Hepp-Galván (2012), and Mel Nieves (2013). Our 2014 Playwright-in-Residence is Crystal Skillman. She will go to Northpoint in June.