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Shakespeare Behind Bars – Shakespeare Behind Bars is an adult and juvenile prison arts program…

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***Arts in Rehabilitation Series: Shakespeare in Prisons***

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          Using the arts in prison settings for rehabilitation is  a positive and growing phenomenon in our dysfunctional systems. I have posted before about Shakespeare in New York prisons. Today’s post shares the story about a Michigan-based organization, Shakespeare Behind Bars, that also has some interesting links to Kentucky Shakespeare. It grew out of the Kentucky Shakespeare Festival, is now independent, and continues to work in both Kentucky and Michigan. Explore the full website and understand the wonderful work they are doing.

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Source: Shakespeare Behind Bars – Shakespeare Behind Bars is an adult and juvenile prison arts program bringing theatrical encounters with personal and social issues to the incarcerated, allowing them to develop life skills that will ensure their successful reintegration into society.

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Courtesy of Folger Shakespeare Library

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Healing through Shakespeare – Milwaukee VA Medical Center

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***The Arts in Health: Feast of Crispian Project***

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          The works of Shakespeare are being used in rehabilitation programs both in prisons and as part of the PTSD healing process. Today’s post introduces the Feast of Crispian project, first implemented at the Milwaukee VA Medical Center.  I will be posting more on this innovative development in Shakespeare and drama therapy later this week.

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Source: Healing through Shakespeare – Milwaukee VA Medical Center

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Courtesy of the Folger Shakespeare Library

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Teaching Social Skills to Kids With Autism Through Drama – The Atlantic

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The Arts & Autism, A Winning Combination:

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Courtesy of Little Explorers Club

     The arts have important roles to play in education for all students. It is becoming increasingly evident that there are many good results from using the arts with autistic children. This article from The Atlantic offers and introduction and insight to how theater is being used to help these young people acquire stronger social skills. Kudos to The Atlantic for sharing it with us.

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“Schools are exploring new ways to teach children the rules of informal interactions.”

Source: Teaching Social Skills to Kids With Autism Through Drama – The Atlantic

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Courtesy of Artwell Art Therapy

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To Clown, or Not to Clown ⋆ Clowns Without Borders

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Healing the Traumas of War and Other Disasters

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Courtesy of Clowns Without Borders

     Clowns Without Borders is an extraordinary organization composed of national groups of clowns who travel all over the world to bring joy to those whose lives have been shattered bu war and violence. Today’s post is a thoughtful and inspiring essay on why clowns do what they do. It introduces their work and, I hope, will draw you into supporting and encouraging them to keep on going.

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“Why Clowning? Why not a version of Hamlet? As a performer, our priority is our audience, therefore first we must immerse ourselves into their world.”

Source: To Clown, or Not to Clown ⋆ Clowns Without Borders

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Courtesy of Clowns Without Borders

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Courtesy of Clowns Without Borders

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Watch Female Inmates Perform A Gut-Wrenching Version Of ‘The Wiz’

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The Power of Arts in Rehabilitating Prisoners, An Inspiring Example:

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Courtesy of Women Working

     In my research for my book in progress, “Shaping Lives, Transforming Communities: Creative Expression in the Dance of Life,” I have found many interesting approaches using the arts to help rehabilitate men and women in prison. A few months ago I reported on the Art School in the local prison in Karachi, Pakistan. Today I found a fascinating resource for art therapy activities in prisons in the state of New York.

     Rehabilitation through the Arts has been working for a year with women in the Bedford Hills maximum security prison in New York. They have developed an urbanized theater version of The Wizard of Oz, which is performed by the inmates. Huffpost Women describes the program here and includes a moving video of the women speaking of their experiences and performing The Wiz. Tissues definitely needed.

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Source: Watch Female Inmates Perform A Gut-Wrenching Version Of ‘The Wiz’

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Courtesy of We Are Salt

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