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Re-Entry Theatre Program's
Steppin' Into My Shoes

A play for the radio

Directed by Gabriella da Silva Carr & Julia Taylor

A new play exploring family, harm reduction, and the hopes & dreams of those who have experienced incarceration

Developed in collaboration with College Initiative Upstate and broadcast on WRFI Community Radio

Steppin' Into My Shoes is now available to stream:

Episode 1: Family

Episode 2: Hot Topics

Episode 3: Hopes & Dreams

Click the link for each episode, as well as more information about the episode and the digital program for our 2021 Season.


Listening Party

Join us for an in-person event to listen to all three episodes of the play and talk with the cast and crew about the themes & questions in the play.

Saturday, September 25 at 1:30pm

The Cherry ArtSpace (102 Cherry St., Ithaca, NY)

Proof of COVID-19 and masks are required for all guests. Please bring your vaccination card (or photo) or Excelsior Pass and photo ID to the event for verification. 

Content/Trigger warning: This play contains scenes of drug use and domestic violence, and may not be appropriate for all audiences. 

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Art by Yen Ospina

Based on the oral history interviews that members conducted in Fall 2020, this new play explores themes of family, harm reduction, and hopes and dreams of those who have experienced incarceration. Aiming to disrupt harmful stereotypes present in our community, this play centers the voices of those most directly impacted by pressing community concerns and amplifies them on the radio.

Learn more about this project and the ReEntry Theatre Program here.


Listen to excerpts from the Oral History interviews.

Full interviews will be available in The History Center in Tompkins County's oral history collection later this year. 

This program was funded in part by Humanities New York with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.


Thanks to Alternatives Federal Credit Union and the Community Foundation of Tompkins County for support of this program.

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