The Brooklyn Rail profile of Voices Inside/Out & Artists Striving to End Poverty (ASTEP) – July/August 2013

“They need Voices Inside/Out in every prison in America. Truly,” Rickie stresses. “I want to make sure that people understand the power and the majesty of the program.”

WLEX news story about the Voices Inside Program:

Interview with 2011 Playwright-in-Residence Mac RogersNew York Innovative Theatre Awards

“My longtime colleague Jordana Williams told me she found a fresh energy in my work since I went to Kentucky. I sort of fell in love with playwriting since my time with the Voices Inside Program, and I hope I’ll be able to hold on to that.”

Lanie Zipoy’s blog post at Michael Roderick’s One Producer in the City.

“This residency is meant as an exchange – an exchange of ideas, experiences and art.  The prisoner-playwrights will also read the resident playwright’s work and discuss his or her style.”

Post on’s Plays and Playwrights Blog.

AMZ Creative, LLC announced it is accepting submissions for the 2012 Voices Inside Playwriting Residency at Northpoint Training Center, a male population medium security prison in Burgin, Kentucky.

Interview with Producing Director Lanie Zipoy on The Happiest Medium.

“The men in Northpoint have the time – let them give you something through this experience that will change the way you think, change the way you live, and quite possibly change the way you write.”

Interview with Artistic Director Synge Maher on Zack Calhoon’s Visible Soul.

“Once at the prison, after some initial nerves, it was confirmed for me that these were writers- not inmates or convicts, but voices we rarely consider.  They have something to share like any other writers. There was something so fundamental about the human connection in the work and in that space.”

Article about the May 23, 2011 Benefit Reading of Plays in New York City — Central Kentucky News.

“Theaterlab, in association with AMZ Creative LLC, will present “Northpoint: Voices from a Kentucky Prison,” a one-night-only benefit reading of short plays written by inmates at Northpoint Training Center, a medium security prison in Burgin.”


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