The New York Times describes new directing gig, with prisoners, for Arin Arbus '99
A New York Times story describes how Arin Arbus ’99, an acclaimed off-Broadway director, does theater work with prison inmates at the all-male, medium-security Woodbourne Correctional Facility in a program called Rehabilitation Through the Arts. A theater colleague, Jeffrey Horowitz, describes Arbus’ style: “Some directors awe people. Arin does something else: She draws people out. People want to share with her.” Reporter Kate Taylor notes how the inmates seem “completely at ease with her, and she… similarly comfortable with them.” Arbus says that when “making theater with this group of prisoners…I feel the most free.” View story from The New York Times, Feb. 9, 2010.
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