DEVELOPING GENERATIONS OF CIVIC ARTISTS
People's Theatre Project is a leading provider of creative youth development programs in Upper Manhattan, rooted in social justice. Through multi-year engagement in arts & social justice projects, People’s Theatre Project engages immigrant youth in ongoing, culturally relevant, and joyful theatre programming as an open invitation into the work of civic action. Through this process, participants deepen their sense of power, strengthen their connection to community and develop the skills to become creative, collaborative and compassionate 21st century leaders.
Through its intentional programmatic cycle, PTP creates continuity for its youth participants and pathways to future educational and professional opportunities.
THE PTP ACADEMY
In the fall of 2019, People’s Theatre Project’s Public Programs will be relaunched as The PTP Academy, a rigorous and supportive arts & social justice training program dedicated to the holistic development of immigrant youth from grades K-12. The program aims to develop the next generation of collaborative, creative and social minded civic artists while connecting participants to community resources and pathways to opportunity.
In collaboration with local schools, People’s Theatre Project teaching artists work collaboratively with K-12 students to develop foundational theatre skills and explore social justice concepts such as community, race, power and equity to devise meaningful theatrical work.
THE PTP COMPANY
The PTP Company is comprised of two professional ensembles: the Sol Ensemble and the Luna Ensemble. While both are dedicated to devising ensemble-based plays that uplift the voices of immigrants and POC, the Sol Ensemble features a rotating, culturally diverse group of actors from PTP’s roster of teaching artists. The Luna Ensemble is comprised of young people, many of whom are recent alumni of the PTP Academy.