Amie Hyson listens during a rehearsal for "What Our Voices Carry", Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019 at Shea Theater in Turners Falls.

Amie Hyson listens during a rehearsal for “What Our Voices Carry”, Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019 at Shea Theater in Turners Falls.

Staff Writer
Published: 11/1/2019 10:01:42 PM

Through prose and poetry, women of the group Voices From Inside find a way to express experiences that are often too difficult to talk about, whether it’s life inside of a prison or recovering from drug addiction…

“We are putting these words together to create scenes that enable us to show what women go through who are incarcerated, who have been incarcerated, who are in recovery, who have experienced domestic violence or sexual trafficking,” said Amie Hyson, a Greenfield resident who discovered Voices From Inside in March 2017 and is an actress in the play.

While in long-term recovery from prescription pain medications at The RECOVER Project in Greenfield, Hyson formed bonds with other women in the Voices From Inside workshops where women could open up about painful experiences through their writing in an environment free from personal criticism… [CONTINUE READING]