Since 2015, the Arts Administration Program (ARAD) at Teachers College, Columbia University has organized a Holiday Service Project for its faculty, students, staff, and alumni to contribute time, goods, and cheer to those in need during the winter holidays. This year ARAD is excited to announce our efforts will be benefiting People's Theatre Project.
Rooted in Washington Heights, People's Theatre Project (PTP) creates ensemble-based theatre with Latine, Black, and immigrant communities to strengthen the movement for social justice. Core programming includes: the PTP Academy, a multi-year theatre and social justice leadership program dedicated to the holistic development of immigrant youth (grades K-12); the PTP Partnerships, in-school theatre residencies focused on celebrating culture and identity; and the PTP Company, a touring company composed entirely of immigrant artists of color. Through these programs, PTP participants, artists, and audiences deepen their sense of power and strengthen their connection to community, reimagining a more equitable world.
This winter, PTP is raising full scholarships for the young artists in the PTP Academy.