What originally began as a personal project of Associate Professor, Alex Miller, has become one of the School of Theatre and Dance's signature curricular programs. Now in its seventh year, Shakespeare Corrected's mission is to bring undergraduate students together with incarcerated and disadvantaged populations to collaborate and create a theatrical experience intended to inspire transformation and redemption in students, participants, and their families.
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 other inmates. Rooted in social entrepreneurship, Shakespeare Corrected is demonstrating with each new season 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
To learn more about this exciting program, visit Shakespeare Corrected.