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  • published DONATE: THE PEOPLE GIVE 2016-12-12 10:01:02 -0500

    THE PEOPLE GIVE: 2016 Fund Drive

    $8,936.00 raised
    GOAL: $15,000.00


    Now more than ever, organizations like People's Theatre Project are needed in our communities to affirm, amplify, and celebrate the voices of those who are most vulnerable in today's political climate.

    We believe that all people are artists and activists in their own lives, and theatre is a powerful tool for community building and social change. It’s this belief that drives our daily work to eradicate marginalization and oppression faced by communities of color.

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    Our motto at People’s Theatre Project is “Act for Your Community” and once a year we ask that you "act" by making a donation of any size. Your generosity will show us that you too believe this work is meaningful and necessary.

    Will you make a contribution of $10, $25 or $100 today to cheer us on and help us reach our goal?

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    With your support, we will raise $15,000 by December 31st to fund the continued expansion of our free community programs for youth. When it comes to being there for our young people, every little bit counts.

    Thank you for believing in our mission and contributing in a way that is meaningful to you.

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    With gratitude,

    The People's Theatre Project community


    If you prefer to make an offline contribution, checks may be made payable to:

     

    People's Theatre Project

    5030 Broadway, Suite 660

    New York, NY 10034

     

    People's Theatre Project is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. All donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law. Your donation will be processed by PayPal.

     

    For questions, please email bob@peoplestheatreproject.org.

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  • published Storm Tix 2016-06-21 14:14:56 -0400

    Tickets for The People Storm the Palace

    Online Ticket Sales are Now Closed.

    Please purchase tickets at the United Palace Box Office starting at 5:45pm.

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  • signed Artist Mantra 2015-09-02 12:35:18 -0400

    Learn our Community Actor Mantra

    We believe that all people are artists and we all have a voice to share.

    Add your name below, and make our Community Actor Mantra your own!


     

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    We are People's Theatre Project.

    Community actors

    With clear voices and strong bodies.

    We work and play together.

    Our hearts and minds imagine.

    Come on, let's change our world!

     


     

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  • published Board in Who We Are 2015-09-01 20:32:08 -0400

    Board of Directors

     

    LEO NAUT | President

    CATHERINE TORPEY | Vice-President

    MATTHEW BIZZARRO | Secretary

    BOB BRASWELL

    JOSEPH HACHE

    DEBORAH KATZNELSON

    AMELIA VICINI


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  • donated 2015-08-25 11:03:10 -0400

    Make a One-Time Donation

    Or click here to make a monthly contribution.

    Thank you for choosing to donate to People's Theatre Project and support opportunities for people of all ages to have deep, meaningful artistic experiences.

     

    Contributions by check should be made payable to:

    People's Theatre Project
    5030 Broadway, Suite 660
    New York, NY 10034

    People's Theatre Project is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. All donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law. Your donation will be processed by PayPal.

     

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  • published Teens in Programs 2015-08-21 16:47:52 -0400

    Teens


    CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR WINTER/SPRING SESSION


    This video is from the VOICES program that was offered from 2010 - 2014 in collaboration with Word Up Community Bookshop.


    WHAT IS TO BE HEARD?

    To Be Heard is a theatre program for teens ages 13 - 17. As the group engages in People's Theatre Project's theatre making process they collectively choose a theme to explore each week through theatre making projects. The culmination of this fast-paced, creative process is a dynamic theatrical collage created and performed by the group for the community.

    WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?

    Teens ages 13 - 17 are invited to register. No prior experience is necessary. One group of 15 teens will be enrolled.

    HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

    Participation in all People’s Theatre Project programs is free.

    WHEN DOES THE PROGRAM MEET?

    Rehearsals take place over the course of 13 Saturday mornings and culminate in December and May/June with a new production conceived, created and performed by the group. Additionally, participants in the spring program may be invited to be part of our year-end event “The People Storm the Palace” which takes place in June.

    WHAT IS THE COMMITMENT?

    Participants are expected to attend each rehearsal. Those teens who miss more than 2 rehearsals may not be able to participate in the final performance. Families are encouraged to participate by volunteering time and talents at events, attending events and making a meaningful contribution in whatever way that works for your family. A parent or guardian is required to attend the program orientation on the first day of the program.


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  • published Adults in Programs 2015-08-19 16:39:20 -0400

    Uptown Action



    WHAT IS UPTOWN ACTION?
    Uptown Action is People’s Theatre Project’s free program where adult community members work together to create an original, interactive and bilingual play inspired by true stories of injustice they have experienced in our working class, immigrant neighborhood. Our co-facilitators guide the ensemble of community actors through the process of dramatizing their stories for the stage. At the end of the process, the troupe presents the “forum theatre” play as a series of community brainstorming events where audience members are invited to take center stage and act out new ideas to solve the problems they’ve just seen the community actors portray.

    WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?
    English and/or Spanish speaking community members ages 18 and up who are excited to get to know each other, listen to each others stories about police encounters, and support each other through each step of the art making process. Though we are serious about making high quality and compelling theatre (and having fun!), our main purpose with Uptown Action is to create an artistic space for inspiring and effective community dialogue. If you are looking for an opportunity to advance your acting career, then you should know that this is probably not the right group for you.

    HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
    Participation in all People’s Theatre Project programs is free.

    WHEN DOES THE PROGRAM MEET?
    Each fall, and spring a new production is conceived and created by the group. Rehearsals usually take place on weekday evenings. Participants may be invited to be part of our year-end event “The People Storm the Palace” which will take place in June. Participants who miss more than 2 rehearsal may not be able to participate in the final performance.

    WHERE DOES THE PROGRAM MEET?
    Rehearsals will take place at the Alianza Dominicana Cultural Center - 530 West 166th Street.


  • published Who We Are 2015-08-19 16:12:16 -0400

    Who We Are


    It's really amazing to see all different kinds of people, different ages, genders, races, getting together, and working for a common cause: to get people's voices and stories heard.

    -Brittany, 25, Uptown Action actor


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    How it all started

    In 2009, Mino Lora and Bob Braswell, both theatre artists, educators and proud residents of Washington Heights, co-founded People’s Theatre Project in Northern Manhattan with the simple goal of making theatre accessible to their community.

    The organization found its voice in the summer of 2009 when over 200 residents were stopped on the street by the volunteer staff and asked a few questions about what role the arts had in their lives. When asked when was the last time they attended the theater, about 85% of people said they had never been or had attended only once when they were children. When asked if they would be interested in performing on stage with People’s Theatre Project, over 90% of people answered with a resounding “Yes!” or “Claro!”.

    This was when they knew that the young company was not only about bringing stories into the community, but bringing them out of the community as well. Ever since, People's Theatre Project has been making theatre with its neighbors by collaborating with schools, organization, and community members.


    Read about our Staff, Partners, or Board.


Bob co-founded People’s Theatre Project and is primarily responsible for its finances, development and marketing. Under his auspices, the organization has grown from an idea on a napkin to a thriving organization serving over 1,000 people at dozens of sit
$2,811.00 raised
GOAL: $5,000.00

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