Frank Delila of NY1 interviews RTA member before "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom"

Frank Delila of NY1 interviews RTA member before “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”


RTA In the News


Rehabilitation Through The Arts presents ‘Of Mice and Men,’ behind bars at Sing Sing

When he was cast as George in a Sing Sing prison production of Steinbeck’s ‘Of Mice and Men,’ Jermaine Archer had his doubts…The Journal News [Download PDF]

50 Years of West Side Story

Several miles north of the Bronx is the Sing Sing Correctional Facility, a maximum security prison. For the past 11 years, a nonprofit organization called Rehabilitation Through the Arts has worked with the inmates to stage plays. Their first musical? West Side Story.National Public Radio [Download PDF] [Listen]

For Inmates, a Stage Paved With Hope

The play was ‘West Side Story,’ but in this production, the actors who sang and danced the roles of the Sharks and the Jets were prisoners inside Sing Sing…New York Times [Download PDF]

Sing Sing, Dance, Dance

Sing Sing Correctional Facility could be the last place where one would expect to go for a night at the theater.Stamford Advocate [Download PDF]

Singing (and Acting) at Sing Sing

Twice a year at Sing Sing Correctional Institute in New York State, inmates perform a play.National Public Radio [Listen]

Acting Up and Out

The old man waits with the mirror at his daughter’s lips for the breath he knows won’t come…BACK STAGE Magazine [Download PDF]

Powerful Entertainment

It was a truly historic evening. For the first time ever, a show was presented on Broadway that was based on the writings of men currently incarcerated and performed by a cast of former prisoners…Greenwich Village Gazette [Download PDF]

The Sing Sing Follies

Smack in the middle of Sing Sing, the old Gothic prison on the Hudson River — maximum security, with massive gray walls and octagonal watchtowers with snipers in them — Dap stands in front a blackboard…Esquire [Download PDF]]

Program Sets the Stage for Change

Sing Sing Correctional Facility held a most unusual homecoming last week as the prison program Rehabilitation Through The Arts staged its 15th production since 1996…The Journal News [Download PDF]

12 Angry Men

Last time Jerry Ciauri was in a theater for a performance of 12 Angry Men, in 2003, the critics were emphatic. Some shouted at the stage…The New York Times [Download PDF]

Behind Walls of Sing Sing

Just before the curtain opened, there was an announcement from the stage…The New York Times [Download PDF]