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People's Theatre Project Factsheet

When People's Theatre Project began providing access to theater instruction to middle and high school students in the largely Dominican community of Washington Heights, 85% of the residents indicated they had never been to a theater production. Today, students at PTP are learning that the theater arts can be a powerful tool, not only for entertainment, but also for developing language skills, raising awareness of community issues and advocating for change.

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People's Theatre Project Factsheet


PTP is bringing theatre to 1,000 young artists this year.


PTP recently launched the PTP Company, a professional company of immigrant artists producing devised, ensemble- based theatre. The PTP Company consists of the Sol Ensemble and the Luna Ensemble. The Sol Ensemble features a rotating, culturally diverse group of immigrant actors from PTP’s roster of teaching artists, all of whom are professional performers. The Luna Ensemble is comprised of emerging theatre artists, ages 17-24, and recent alumni of the PTP Academy—all of whom, like the Sol Ensemble, are immigrant artists-of-color.