“Given an opportunity, inmates can, and will, step forward on their own and make significant changes in their lives.” (Brian Fischer, former Commissioner, NYS Department of Corrections and Community Supervision)
Dramatic Escape transports viewers into the lives of a group of maximum security prisoners who are attempting to mount a stage production of A Few Good Men as a part of the Rehabilitation Through the Arts program at Sing Sing Correctional Facility in Ossining. Through creative expression in theater, dance, voice, writing, and visual art, the RTA program gives the men the opportunity to learn social and cognitive skills that act as a springboard to education, family reconciliation, and ultimately, successful re-integration into community life. Dramatic Escape gives viewers an intimate look at this process as it traces their (or the prisoners’) steps from auditions through their curtain call. Along the way, the men reveal their personal stories, their everyday struggles, and contemplate whether redemption is possible.