"Indeed, people in prison can, while engaged in beauty and the arts and intellectual discourse, be their noblest selves..."



RTA uses the transformative power of the arts to help people in prison develop skills to unlock their potential and succeed in the larger community. RTA also seeks to raise public awareness of the humanity behind prison walls.



Dignity - We recognize the universal humanity of all people and treat everyone and ourselves with respect and compassion.


Creativity - We are creative problem solvers and turn imaginative ideas into reality. We believe that the arts are an essential part of our humanity and make life better.

Commitment - We take responsibility for our actions and understand the effect our actions have on the whole.  We uphold our obligations to each other and to our work.

Collaboration - We listen, share, and depend upon each other.  We believe that change and growth happen when we work in partnership.