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Hope is for Now, Sunday Paper, Molly Shriver, October 2020

​European in New York, Dutch Public Television, October 2020

A role for theatre in criminal justice?, American Theatre, Devon Smith, February 2019

Rehabilitation Through Arts Program in New York Brings Incarcerated People Back, Inspiring Lives, Rich Monetti, 2018

Cuomo Grants Clemency to 29 Convicts, New York Post, Carl Campanile, December 31, 2018

Katherine Vockins: Rehabilitating the Correctional System, Westchester Magazine Thought Leaders, June 2018

A Gripping Performance of “Of Mice and Men”, Behind Bars Literary Hub, Daniel Gross, May 2018

WPKN State of the ARTS with Melissa Cooper, Playwright Working with Rehabilitation Through The Arts, January 26, 2018

​Sing Sing Inmates Give ‘On the Waterfront’ New Depth, The Daily Beast, June 10, 2017

How Art Can Transform Life for Inmates, The Leonard Lopate Show, March 6, 2017

Arts as a Tool for Change, MetroFocus, October 13, 2016

Twelfth Night, ABC News, Patricia Clarke, May 10, 2016 What it’s like to perform Shakespeare in prison, The Marshall Project, Alysia Santo, May 3, 2016

Inside A Maximum Security Prison’s Production Of ‘The Wiz’, Huffington Post, March 8, 2016

Drama in the Big House: PART 1: The Lion, News 12

​Drama in the Big House: PART 2: The Scarecrow, News 12

​Drama in the Big House: PART 3: The Good Witch, News 12

The Sing Sing Redemption, Westchester Magazine, October 2014

Shakespeare comes to Sing Sing prison for all-inmate version of 'Macbeth', Daily News, May 26, 2009 Life Stories, Ian Frazier, The New Yorker, August 1, 2011 A Stage Paved With Hope, New York Times, May 27, 2007


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