Women’s Program

For three hours a week, I am not in prison, I am not a product of a dysfunctional family, I’m not from the projects.  I’m anything I want to be.Prisoner-Participant, Bedford Hills

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RTA performance of “Amazing Grace”- an original jukebox musical, Bedford Hills Correctional Facility 

RTA began working in Bedford Hills, New York State’s only  maximum security prison for women, in 2008. The response has been beyond our expectations. From first protesting, “But I can’t draw” or “I’m so bad at this!” to tackling Shakespearean female archetypes, RTA is guiding the women of Bedford Hills in a profound process of self-discovery.