Kevin Bott is a fourth-year doctoral candidate in the Program in Educational Theater at New York University, where he is working on his dissertation, “A Ritual for Return: Investigating the Process of Creating Original Theatre with Formerly Incarcerated Men.” Kevin is the former program officer for the prison arts non-profit, Rehabilitation for the Arts (RTA), and has been facilitating theater workshops and original productions in various New York State prisons since 2006. In addition to his work in U.S. prisons, Kevin has implemented applied theater initiatives in public schools, drug rehabilitation clinics, and at a minimum-security prison in northern Uganda. Reflections on his prison experiences in Africa can be found at www.communityarts.net and in the online journal, Platform: Postgraduate eJournal of Theatre & Performing Arts. Kevin has been an enthusiastic member of the IA/PAGE community since 2006, when he attended the national conference as a PAGE Fellow. In addition to his role as PAGE director, Kevin is also on the Imagining America staff as the director of events and publications.
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