October 21, 2008

Rehabilitation through the Arts

Rehabilitation Through the Arts ("RTA") Presents:
RTA on the River Fundraiser
October 29, 2008
Sunset Terrace, Chelsea Piers (Pier 61), W. 23rd Street at the Hudson River

Reception: 7 pm - 10 pm
Program: 8 pm
Tickets: $50 (Individual) $100 (Corporate)
Tickets available at http://www.rtaontheriver.org

RTA serves an important function in the New York State Prison system. The organization uses theater arts to give prisoners an outlet to express themselves through creative workshops and classes. The workshops produce original plays, monologues and performances that are performed for theentire prison population and invited guests. "Graduates" of the RTA program often continue their involvement in the arts after their release from prison. RTA graduates have gone on to teach drama to at-risk youths and returned to prisons as RTA volunteers. Several former inmates will attend the benefit to perform music and give presentations on the program.

You can read more about the RTA at: http://www.p-c-i.org/rta.php.RTA is a program of Prison Communities International Inc., which is a privately funded 301(c)(3) non-profit organization. Attached are an invitation to the event and a NYT article about the RTA.

Please contact Raji Mangat at raji.mangat@gmail.com or at (917) 597-1960 for more information about the event or the RTA. Thank you.

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