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.
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.
Lulu, I Hear You...Messages from the Inside During Covid-19
Virtual performance piece and live talkback with RTA alumni
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.
Cyrano Behind Bars - The New York Times
A prison theater program in New York offers hope for inmate rehabilitation
'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