Rising Youth Theatre is a youth leadership organization working at the intersection of art and social justice. We believe that theatre and the arts are powerful tools with which young people can stand up and advocate for themselves and their peers. Artmaking and storytelling are a catalyst for change.
Young people work in leadership spaces across all levels of our organization, including the staff, board, and creative spaces. We produce original plays around topics that matter to our community, including, race, mental health, student pushout, and more. Our school residency program brings social-emotional learning through the arts to hundreds of kids each year. All of our work is grounded in our mission, values, and equity statement