Launched in 2010, Rising City Arts is a Queens, New York based Theater Arts in Education organization dedicated to providing youth of all ages with alternative educational strategies through artistic expression. With our in-school, after school and workshop residencies we help children develop a healthy relationship to self, others and nature through theatre. With our uniquely designed theatrical programs, we enhance a child’s ability to peacefully solve problems, make informed choices, collaborate effectively with others and appreciate the importance of creative play.


Please visit our website to meet the Rising City Arts Team, read about our achievements in the schools and support our mission.

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Rising City Arts reaches hundreds of children each year with the many joys of theatre. We employ dozens of NYC Teaching Artists with inspiring and relevant work in their field. We touch the hearts of school teachers and community leaders with the magic of theatre-making.

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Dina Comolli, Founder/Executive Director/Teaching Artist

I adore sharing theatre arts with kids of all ages. Watching students grow and change while exploring the arts is a reminder of our enormous capacity as humans to be expansive, imaginative, compassionate, hopeful and transformative. Sharing theatre arts in the classroom over these past fifteen years, I am humbled by the power of theatre and it’s ability to help us share emotions, creative ideas and personal stories in our communities and classrooms.