What I Want My Words to Do to You


Episode Info

Playwright Eve Ensler is followed as she conducts a writing workshop for inmates at a women's prison in Bedford Hills, N.Y. Later, a troupe of actresses read the prisoners' works at a performance in the prison. Topics range from the circumstances surrounding their imprisonment to explanations of how they got scars on their bodies, and they also write letters to loved ones. They're exercises in self-discovery, as the women struggle to come to grips with what they have done, and seek redemption.