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RTA celebrates 25 years of changing lives

RTA was founded at Sing Sing Correctional Facility in 1996. 25 years later, RTA has grown into a robust prison arts program in New York with hundreds of successful alumni.

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Unlocked: The Power of Arts in Prison

Unlocked captures the unsparingly honest stories of formerly incarcerated men and women who participated in RTA’s prison arts program.

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Our Response to Covid-19

A timeline of RTA's response throughout the pandemic

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UPLIFT!

A Virtual Concert - The power of the arts & community inside and outside prison

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Lulu, I Hear You...Messages from the Inside During Covid-19

Virtual performance piece and live talkback with RTA alumni

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Press Archive

More RTA news from over the years

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Dramatic Escape

A documentary film following RTA's production of A Few Good Men at Sing Sing

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DIVERSITY, EQUITY AND INCLUSION AT RTA

As an organization that works extensively with incarcerated people, we stand in solidarity with all people of color and all those oppressed by institutional inequality. As an arts organization, we are committed to telling the story of our shared humanity.

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Cyrano Behind Bars - The New York Times

A prison theater program in New York offers hope for inmate rehabilitation

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'I get to feel human again': How arts programs in prisons are bringing new hope to incarcerated individuals - Today Show

At Sing Sing Correctional Facility, one of the oldest and most notorious prisons in America, an arts rehabilitation program helps inmates process their emotions and prepare for life on the outside through the art of dance, music, visual arts and acting

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