Voices Inside/Out Rocks Out NYC

On Monday, March 24th, Voices Inside/Out presented five short inmate-authored plays at the beautiful Engelman Recital Hall of Baruch Performing Arts Center in Manhattan. What a wonderful night where the audience was treated to outstanding work, including Derek Trumbo’s Convictionthe 2013 Pen Prison Writing Contest winner for Drama.

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Thanks to our fab directors: Axel Alvin, Mark Armstrong, Reginald L. Douglas, Erica Gould & Kate Pines. And our wonderful actors include Noelia Antweiler, Tyler Bellmon, Juan Castano, Kwaku Driskell, Luke Forbes, Christopher Livingston, Clinton Lowe, Jamil A.C. Mangan, Michael Markham, Tobias Segal, Sarah Sokolovic, chandra thomas, Mark McCullough Thomas & Haley Zega.

And, we appreciate the support of the new audience members as well as our returning fans. The reading benefits our 2014 Playwright Residency at Northpoint Training Center, a medium security prison near Danville, KY. We announced last night that this year’s playwright will be Crystal Skillman.

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Five Finalists for 2012 Playwriting Residency Named


 
The Northpoint Voices Inside Playwriting Residency finalists were just announced. Our selection committee has selected five extraordinary playwrights, one of whom will spend eight days at the Northpoint Training Center in Burgin, Kentucky teaching playwriting. Congratulations to:

Robert Attenweiler
Holly Hepp-Galván
Mel Nieves
Shaun Raviv
Crystal Skillman

The resident playwright will be announced at our benefit reading on Monday, March 5, 2012 at the Baruch Performing Arts Center in New York City. Tickets are on sale now here or by calling 866-811-4111.

10 Semifinalists for 2012 Northpoint Voices Inside Residency Announced

Mac Rogers, 2011 Playwright-in-Residence at Northpoint Training Center2011 Playwright-in-Residence Mac Rogers (left) at Northpoint Training Center

Over 80 playwrights applied for the 2012 Northpoint Voices Inside Residency at the Northpoint Training Center, a medium security prison near Danville, Kentucky.  We were thrilled with such an enthusiastic response to the residency and grateful that so many talented playwrights submitted outstanding applications.

Our reading committee had a difficult, yet rewarding task to recommend the top 10.  And, we believe they did a stellar job.

The 10 Semifinalists for the 2012 Northpoint Voices Inside Residency are (in alphabetical order):

Robert Attenweiler
Holly Hepp-Galván
Mel Nieves
Carrie Louise Nutt
Rich Orloff
Leslie Pasternack
Shaun Raviv
Greg Romero
Francesca Sanders
Crystal Skillman

Five finalists will be selected from this group by February 2012.  From that pool of five finalists, we will select one playwright to spend eight days teaching playwriting to and learning from the prisoner-playwrights at Northpoint Training Center.  The playwright-in-residence will be announced at our upcoming New York City benefit reading of short plays by the Northpoint prisoner-playwrights.

More details about the reading will be available by January 5, 2012.