Saturday, November 19, 2011 is the last day to submit applications to the 2012 Northpoint Voices Inside Playwright Residency. We are looking for one playwright to spend eight days next July with the male inmates in the playwriting program at Northpoint Training Center, a medium security prison near Danville, Kentucky.
This residency, which includes a $2,000 stipend, airfare, meals, car rental and lodging, offers a true exchange between the prisoner-playwrights and the resident playwright. This rare opportunity is vital for the men in the Voices Inside program; it helps them grow as playwrights. And, it exposes them to the work of a playwright in a new way. The residency also offers the resident playwright a unique opportunity: the chance to expand his or her worldview and make a difference.
Learn more about the residency in this great article by Karen Tortora-Lee of The Happiest Medium. She says it so brilliantly:
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.