Dorsey Wright was part of a not-for-profit theater group based in Long Island City, New York called the Theater for the Forgotten. The project was run by founders Akila Couloumbis and Beverly Rich, funded by The National Council for the Arts and several other sources. The group put on plays for the institutionalized, ranging from prisons and drug rehab to hospitals in six states. Some of the plays were written in collaboration with the theater groups Dream 76 and Forever My Earth. More of them were adapted with playwrights' permissions to the intended audience.