New theatre program in Prince George helps inmates find their voice and communicate better

A theatrical company in Prince George, B.C., is providing a unique opportunity for local inmates to find their voice through acting and storytelling.

On Wednesday, Theatre NorthWest announced its new Theatre in the Pen program in collaboration with the Prince George Regional Correctional Centre.

The program is inspired by similar artistic rehabilitation programs for inmates, such as the 41-year-old “William Head on Stage” at the William Head Institution on Vancouver Island, and the Pops in the Pen music appreciation program organized by the Prince George Symphony Orchestra.

Sessions of Theatre in the Pen, which started three weeks ago and are held once every week, include small-scale performances and different games and activities designed to

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