Letter: More About the Jail Performance

To the Editor:

Thank you for Patrick O’Grady’s fine May 18 article, “Breaking Down Social Barriers,” about the performance at the Sullivan County House of Corrections by inmates and Dartmouth students. I would like to provide some additional information about the program. The course is co-taught at Dartmouth by Francine A’Ness; the writer of the skit is Royal Hillsgrove; and the course is cross-listed in both Women’s and Gender Studies and the Master of Arts and Liberal Studies program. Telling My Story is funded in part by the New Hampshire Bar Foundation, beneficiary of the Charles W. Dean Trust Fund of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation.

Phyllis Katz

Board Member, Telling My Story



Breaking Down Social Barriers

Thursday, May 16, 2013

They spoke of privilege and of anger. About bad choices, demons and false assumptions. Of freedom, family and hope. They were contractors, fathers, sisters, brothers, athletes and musicians. When inmates at the Sullivan County House of Corrections and Dartmouth College students came together recently for a pair of performances — the final piece to a course called “Telling Stories for …