Radio & TV Interviews


Five Things: Inmate James Prichard On Shakespeare, Friendship And Regret, By Tara Anderson, WFPL

All the World’s a Stage–Even Prison

What can prisoners learn from studying Shakespeare? This week on Crossroad Connection, Curt Tofteland, founder and producing director of Shakespeare Behind Bars, explains how the men he works with are not only learning Shakespearean language, they’re learning the language of healing to help them deal with past trauma.

WUUM Milwaukee Public Radio

Shakespeare Behind Bars’ Romeo & Juliet on WFPL 89.3 Louisville: Graham Shelby

Interview with Matt Wallace about Shakespeare Behind Bars’ The Merchant of Venice on WFPL 89.3 Louisville: Here and Now with Graham Shelby

Interview with Curt Tofteland about Shakespere Behind Bars on KXPR 88.9 Sacramento: Insight, hosted by Capital Public Radio’s Jeffrey Callison, 3/22/11  Curt was a guest on Insight with host Jeffery Callison on Capital Public Radio serving Sacramento, Tahoe/Reno, Stockton, Quincy, Groveland/Sonora, and Sutter/Yuba City on March 22nd.  Curt was interviewed about the creation of the Shakespeare Behind Bars program which now serves Kentucky and Michigan.  Curt screened Philomath Films award winning documentary Shakespeare Behind Bars and facilitated an audience talk-back at the conclusion of the film on the campus of the University of the Pacific on March 23, 2011.

One to One with Bill Goodman, KET: Shakespeare Behind Bars – The Tempest, 10.24.10


Eric Flack, WAVE 3 TV Louisville, KY: Shakespeare Behind Bars – All The World’s A Stage, 12.15.04

Laurie Hibberd, CBS: Shakespeare Behind Bars – The Tempest, 6.19.03

Bruce Burkhart, CNN: Shakespeare Behind Bars – The Tempest, 02.13.03

Barry Bernson, WHAS 11 TV Louisville, KY: Shakespeare Behind Bars – Hamlet, 05.17.02