NYS Senator Jeff Klein secures 30,000 in state funding for RCT 

October 10, 2017 - In keeping with his ongoing commitment to the arts and arts programming for Bronx families, today NYS Senator Jeff Klein announced that his office has secured 30,000 in state educational funding for the Riverdale Children’s Theatre. RCT is a Bronx-based Non-Profit Theatre Education program that brings together children from various cultural and religious backgrounds to learn about themselves, each other and the joy of performing. “We are so incredibly thankful to Senator Klein and his staff for their efforts on behalf of RCT and our families” said RCT Founder and executive Director Derek Woods,”This will truly help us continue our mission to bring low cost , high quality arts programming and opportunities to kids and families in the Bronx and beyond”. Senator Klein and some of his staff dropped in  on RCT’s first rehearsal for thier January production of RENT School Edition and were treated to an impromptu performance of the classic song “Seasons of Love”, drawing applause and smiles from Senator Klein ”I was proud to secure crucial state funding for such an important organization in our community that is educating young students and setting them on the path to a brighter future! “

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