Applied theatre in action

This is an interesting article from the BBC which looks at the work done by Tim Robbins in prisons in the US:

In California, six out of 10 inmates will return to prison within three years of being released. But a drama workshop run in prisons by Hollywood actor Tim Robbins appears to cut this recidivism rate in half – by giving prisoners a chance to explore their emotions, and to gain some control over them.

There is also radio broadcast exploring this work, which can be listened to here.