Storytellers Lab at Rikers Island
April 16, 2020 In the Press
Rikers Island is one of the world's largest correctional institutions, housing up to 15,000 inmates in ten separate jails. Since June 2018, in collaboration with the Department of Corrections, The Town Hall has provided theatre programming for young men on Rikers, aimed at using the arts as a catalyst for individual growth and self-discovery. With support from the Doc Community Partnerships staff, Town Hall teaching artists enter into the facility and offer artistic learning opportunities to the young men being detained.