January 18, 2018
Incarcerated Men Re-imagine The Divine Comedy Fragments of Dante’s poem adapted by men in prison and performed by the students in Professor Ron Jenkins’ course “Sacred Texts and Social Justice.”
A group of incarcerated men at the MacDougall-Walker Correctional Institution have spent the last few months re-imagining Dante’s journey from hell to paradise as it might apply to their own life journeys. They have collaborated with Yale students on writing theatrical adaptations of fragments from Dante’s “Divine Comedy” that will be performed in New Haven. The performance will be followed by a moderated discussion about mass incarceration, transformation, and the arts.