COLLABORATION WITH LOCAL SCHOOLS
In collaboration with local schools, People’s Theatre Project teaching artists work collaboratively with K-12 students to develop foundational theatre skills and explore critical social justice concepts such as community, race, power and equity to devise meaningful theatrical work. To support student success, PTP has designed a pedagogical framework that is student-centered, culturally relevant and based in experiential learning.
In elementary school classrooms, children explore themes of self, family and their immediate environment through theatre devising with theatrical forms including improvisation, clown and songwriting. PTP’s middle and high school curriculum (Power and Fairness, Race and Economics) merge a progressive educational model with critical pedagogy examining inequities in a 21st Century American context. Students will develop foundational theatre skills and explore basic organizing strategies to devise and execute a creative action - a site-specific devised theatre work with a call to action to a specific audience.
The College Academy
Dos Puentes Elementary School
ELLIS Preparatory Academy
Hamilton Grange Middle School
Harbor Heights Middle School
High School for Law and Public Service
High School for Media and Communications
House of Language Acquisition (HOLA)
Manhattan Middle School for Scientific Inquiry, M.S. 328
Milton Fein Elementary School, P.S. 7
Repertory Company High School for the Performing Arts
School in The Square
Washington Heights Academy
Washington Heights Expeditionary Learning School (WHEELS)
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WHAT OUR COMMUNITY IS SAYING
This community based organization is perfect for ELL students and families because the organization’s mission has always been to serve and empower immigrant and minority communities as integral, valued and powerful citizens of our city.
Today I am proud to be attending a performing arts high school and intend to use the skills I learned at People’s Theatre Project to advocate for myself and my community, and to inspire others to do the same.