6 Find a program by guest, # or category
 
6 Category IndexFind a program by guest, # or category
6 Series IndexFind a program by guest, # or category
Humankind
Kindred Spirits
Public Radio Shows
Special Packages
Walking through the Storm
6 Information
About Humanmedia.org
About the Producer
Shipping and Returns
How You Can Help
MP3 Troubleshooting
Listen to our Podcast
Podcast: More information
Conditions of Use
What's New at HumanMedia.org
Copyright
Privacy
Schedule
Links
Frequently Asked Questions
Contact Us
 
Playwrights Becoming Free[Program 39]
Playwrights Becoming Free
  • What is the special power of drama to illuminate solutions to social problems?
  • How does a young adult end up in a juvenile detention center?
  • How can activities such as involvement in a theater company benefit juvenile offenders?
  • Do programs like this help curb repeat offenses, and keep young adults out of prison?

"Theater is a wonderful vehicle because when you see theater, you identify with people on the stage, so if you can identify with their problems, you can also identify with their solutions."

-- Meade Palidofsky, founder and director of Music Theatre Workshop



Spend a riveting half-hour listening to the success of Meade Palidofsky, a playwright and actress who decided to devote her life to changing juvenile offenders in prison. Through art, language, and catharsis, her stage company has transformed bleak, urban lives and fostered success, joy, and a renewed commitment to being positive. Hear from young former inmates, their performances, and an in-depth interview with this Chicago woman who is changing a lost generation.



Total time: 29 minutes

Play MP3 sampleHear free excerpt

Order online now
Audio MP3 ($4.95)
Audio CD ($14.95)
Order now   MP3 SALE: usually $6.95
HumanMedia®


Humankind: Other programs

6 We also recommend:
Cathrine Sneed: The Garden ProjectCathrine Sneed: The Garden Project
Step inside the garden of Cathrine Sneed, a prison social worker, who has found that when inmates leave their cells and connect with nature their rate of recidivism drops.
Educating the Whole ChildEducating the Whole Child
What is the duty to impart wisdom to the next generation? Besides prepping kids for tests and teaching them technical skills, what kind of human beings should parents and teachers seek to raise?
Harlem RenaissanceHarlem Renaissance
Geoffrey Canada designated a crime-ridden 24-block area of New York as the Harlem Children's Zone and works tirelessly to provide a healthier community for kids who are otherwise vulnerable to developmental and social ills.
Wisdom of ProverbsWisdom of Proverbs
Elementary school students learn about ethics, language and common sense when a folklorist leads them through a fascinating exploration of age-old wisdom sayings and their relevance to everyday life.
An Optimist in Spite of All: Helen KellerAn Optimist in Spite of All: Helen Keller
Born 125 years ago this week, Helen Keller -- subject of this audio biography -- surmounted both deafness and blindness by learning to communicate with great eloquence, and became an unlikely world superstar.

Share on Facebook and help spread the word about Humankind Public Radio!