By Nigel Chiwaya @seenigel WASHINGTON HEIGHTS — A slumlord by any other name would still be infuriating. No-heat apartments and landlord horror stories will be fodder for theater in upcoming workshops at Washington Heights’ People’s Theatre Project. The venue is hosting the free course, called Uptown Action, to help residents turn their often-difficult experience with [...]
Check out this informative video expose, by our good friend Tania Rashid, on Deportation in Washington Heights. The video features the beloved People’s Theater Project. Deportation in the Heights from tropa rashid on Vimeo. Check out more of Tania’s work below: Gladys Ricart Remembered – The Brides’ March 2011 Confessions of a Go-Go Dancer What [...]
Residents of the Isabella Geriatric Center invite you to enjoy scenes from Oscar Wilde’s play The Importance of Being Earnest which they will present for the community on Dec. 21st at 2pm. After exhibiting their understanding of Shakespeare’s language in a succesful performance last summer, featured in a full page article by the NY Daily [...]
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BY Clem Richardson The actors aren’t actors, the plays are really meant as dress rehearsals for real life, and before the curtains come down the audience takes the stage as “spec-actors.” Welcome to El Circo de la Immigracion/Immigration Circus, the latest collaboration of the People’s Theatre Project’s Uptown Action Troupe and the Theatre of the [...]
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The Chalkboard Trilogy follows three teachers across three provocative landscapes as they struggle with their students and their environments to pass on the gift of literacy: In South Carolina, on the cusp of the Civil Rights Movement, when literacy meant freedom, an old man and his niece sign up for a forbidden voter’s registration class. [...]
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BY Heidi Evans DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER For most senior citizens, “Break a leg!” are the last words they want to hear. But none of the acting troupe at the Isabella House in Washington Heights minded one bit when resident Anna Mulé shouted the good luck wish to her fellow castmates. After a year and [...]
Check out pics of the festival thus far: Next Event: 24 Hours at Tiempo by Carlos J. Serrano Monday, May 23rd at 7pm Coogan’s Restaurant 4015 Broadway New York, NY 10032 During one incredible day when everything changes (yet everything stays the same), time is of the essence for the New Yorkers who work at [...]
People’s Theatre Project and Seven Stories Institute in partnership with the YM&YWHA of Washington Heights and Inwood and the Morris-Jumel Mansion present A theatrical collage of music, words and movement created and performed by local teens. Inspired by Howard Zinn’s Young People’s History of the United States and their own life experiences, the young actors [...]
Le Roy, Le Roy, Le Roy by Paula Gilovich Directed by Dan Stermer With Patrick Andrews*, Elizabeth Fountain*, Deja Taylor, Sara Kerastas, Jared Reinmuth* Based on the shocking true tale of a homeless, gay, HIV+ teenager who launched an improbable career as a writer that forever changed the literary world, this play expertly plays with the [...]
BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Photography by Briana E. Heard Like I have said before, there is power in patronage. If you want the arts in general and theatre in particular to flourish Uptown, then you have to support these types of endeavors. It is that simple. With that said, Let Me In! Déjame Entrar! premieres tonight [...]
APT 78 Cafe & Lounge wants to help get the word out about Let Me In! Déjame Entrar! Come enjoy some appetizers and drink specials all night long and meet the cast, local business owners and some folks from the local press and blogger worlds. APT 78 4447 Broadway (Between 189th & 190th St) New [...]
People’s Theatre Project, a nonprofit company working in the predominantly immigrant community of Northern Manhattan, in collaboration with Theatre of the Oppressed NYC, will present the world premiere of Let Me In! Déjame Entrar!, an original, interactive theatre event about immigration and discrimination. The performances will take place at 7:30pm on Feb. 10th at the [...]
BY Led Black (@Led_Black) The good folks over at the People’s Theatre Project pulled off a major coup last week by winning the highly coveted Union Square Award. In just 2 years, the PTP has made tremendous headway in their stated mission of using theatre as a powerful tool for social change in Northern Manhattan. [...]
November 14th, 2pm The YM&YWHA of Washington Heights and Inwood *Free Childcare Provided at this Performance Reserve Advanced Tickets Here: http://dogandwolfinwood.eventbrite.com November 18th, 2pm The Isabella Geriatric Center Reserve Advanced Tickets Here: http://dogandwolfatisabella.eventbrite.com Featuring: Antoinette LaVecchia, John Daggett, Snezana Bogdanovic and Daniela Dakic Production Manager: Sarah E. Peterson Stage Manager: Jes Levine Greater NYC Project: [...]
People’s Theatre Project invites you to be a part of: Action Theatre an uptown performance group starring the people of New York City -Are you interested in addressing immigration issues and ending discrimination? -Do you want to perform for the community? -Can you commit to 10 evening rehearsals? -Then come be part of the Action!- [...]
People’s Theatre Project kicks off Action Theatre/Teatro Acción, a performing ensemble of English and Spanish speaking actors and non-actors from the community. The group will meet regularly and use experiences from their own lives to rehearse and create an interactive theatrical performance to be presented at community venues throughout Northern Manhattan. The first session is [...]