RTA/NYU Prison Theatre Initiative
RTA has partnered with New York University’s Graduate Department of Educational Theatre, a program which shares its belief in the transformative power of theatre.
This collaboration provides prisoners a variety of theatre experiences, including workshops in improvisation, mime and physical comedy and innovative devised theatre productions for the prison population. Original works include Tears of the Mind, Mikey and a contemporary version of Julius Caesar.
Classes are lead by department head Dr. Philip Taylor, Professor Nan Smithner and graduate students who benefit from a unique opportunity to enrich their educational – and human – experience.