We don’t like violence. Outside, we don’t say anything. Here is actually the place where we can express our feelings to each other. And say what we could change and what we can do to change it.

- Zahira (14), To Be Heard actor

School & Community Partnerships


People’s Theatre Project, a contracted DOE Arts Service Provider specializing in work with English Language Learners, offers schools and youth serving organizations a robust package of arts and social justice programming. Our core Theatre for Social Justice curricula—inclusive of The National Core Arts Standards and Common Core Literacy Standards for ELA and Social Studies—immerses K-12 youth in 30 sessions of integrated arts programming that explores issues of social injustice affecting their local and global communities. Complementary programming includes a 15-20 session curricula for elementary students, an after-school elective program, professional development workshops for teachers, and theatre-based ESL classes for parents. Each program is facilitated by a team of experienced teaching artists.

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FREE Public Programs


‘Circle Up’ for kids and ‘To Be Heard’ for teens are People’s Theatre Project’s free Saturday theatre programs offered in fall and spring semesters. Participants engage in theatre games and activities, learn performance skills and work collaboratively to create an original theatre piece addressing a social theme of their choice. Programs take place at the Alianza Dominicana Cultural Center in Washington Heights, where People’s Theatre Project is a resident company.


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People’s Theatre Project produces participant led social justice theatre festivals in both the winter and spring to engage the entire community in an ongoing artistic dialogue and celebrate the joy of resistance.

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