What originally began as a personal project of Professor Alex Miller in 2010, Shakespeare Corrected has become one of the School of Theatre and Dance's signature curricular programs. Working with offenders incarcerated in the Decatur Correctional Center, it's mission is to bring undergraduate students together with marginalized populations to create an artistic experience that results in an atmosphere of respectful inclusion and supported expression.
Beginning with building skills through monologues and discussion, the nine-month program culminates in a series of performances of a full scale Shakespeare play for audiences of friends, family, and members of the Decatur Correctional Center's population.
In recent years, Shakespeare Corrected has branched out to other local Macon County organizations demonstrating through social entrepreneurship how the arts can literally change lives.
This program has changed my life. The way I look at myself. The way I value myself. The way I view the world.- Theresa Wright (Paroled 2016)
I was so alone. No family. Millikin became my family.- Judith Merchant (Paroled 2010)
Shakespeare Corrected changed my life… The most rewarding and transformative experience I had while at Millikin.- Rachel Reininger Class of 2015