Engaged Theatre Program http://kplu.org en At the state prison in Purdy, creating theater behind bars http://kplu.org/post/state-prison-purdy-creating-theater-behind-bars <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">There’s something about art that has the power to heal, for both those performing it and those watching it.</span></p><p>That is precisely why Seattle’s&nbsp;<a href="http://www.freeholdtheatre.org/" target="_blank">Freehold&nbsp;Theatre&nbsp;Lab</a>&nbsp;teaches creative writing to the women locked up in the Washington Corrections Center for Women at Purdy. The program helps the inmates weave their past and dreams into stories they perform on stage.</p><p>Prison isn’t exactly the most natural space for theater, says inmate Amanda Songer.</p> Fri, 05 Jul 2013 12:02:00 +0000 Florangela Davila 9231 at http://kplu.org At the state prison in Purdy, creating theater behind bars