Cornell Alston

Performing Arts, 2016

Cornell Alston is a long-time member of Rehabilitation Through the Arts (RTA), a non-profit organization that uses the arts as a springboard to teach life skills to men and women both inside and outside of state correctional facilities. Alston is the community outreach coordinator for RTA. He also leads the Youth Empowerment Through the Arts Initiative, which RTA launched in Queens, NY in January 2014. Alston has been a theater artist for over 20 years. He worked as a performer and collaborator with Kaneza Schaal on Please, Bury Me at the Baryshnikov Arts Center and Go/Forth during a Performance Space 122 RAMP residency. Other highlights of his performing career include: One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, 12 Angry Men and playing the title role in August Wilson’s Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.