2010: Inferno

Students worked with inmates at Gates Correctional Institution in analyzing, adapting, and performing excerpts from Dante’s Inferno. Three former inmates from York Correctional Institution who had taken part in the previous years’ theater workshops were invited to participate as teaching assistants. The theatrical adaptations of the Gates men were shared in a later workshop at New York’s Sing Sing Correctional Facility.

Watch excerpts of the Gates men’s adapted work presented by Wesleyan students and York women:



Click to read an article about the Dante Project featured in the New York Times:

“Dante’s Hell, With Those Who Can Relate” (10/24/10)