In this Sept. 30, 2014, photo, inmates apply make-up on their faces before an Actors' Gang Prison Project workshop, an outreach program led by actor Tim Robbins, at the California Rehabilitation Center in Norco, Calif. The nonprofit acting program is expanding thanks to its slice of a $2.5 million arts pilot project from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. The funding will bring state-funded arts of all kinds to inmates at more than a dozen prisons for the first time since California’s prison arts network withered more than a decade ago. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

NORCO, Calif. (AP) — Christopher Bisbano leaps onto the stage and his body transforms: He cries out for his true love, and then contorts his face into a droopy pout as the audience bellows with laughter.

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