Posts Tagged ‘Bob Braswell’

Spread Love: The People Storm The Palace – A Social Justice Theatre Festival | May 18-23

Spread Love: The People Storm The Palace - A Social Justice Theatre Festival | May 18-23

That’s right folks. The people will once again storm the palace. In light of the Trump tyranny, this event is more crucial than ever. The People Storm the Palace is an annual social justice theatre festival brought to you by the People’s Theatre Project (PTP). PTP empowers the entire community, both young and old, to […]


FREE THEATRE PROGRAMS for Kids, Teens, and Adults!

FREE THEATRE PROGRAMS for Kids, Teens, and Adults!

REGISTRATION IS OPEN FOR THE WINTER/SPRING PROGRAM SESSION THROUGH JAN 31st. Sign up today for a FREE collaborative theatre-making program in Washington Heights. Register at www.PTP.nyc


Save The Date: We The People – A Social Justice Theatre Festival – December 9-11

Save The Date: We The People - A Social Justice Theatre Festival - December 9-11

Mark your calendars folks, The People’s Theatre Project (PTP) presents We The People – A Social Justice Theatre Festival on December 9th thru the 11th. This is going to be big folks. We’re talking theatre, panels, workshops, films. People power in action. So make sure you gather your people for We The People. See you […]


Storm the Palace – The Recap

Storm the Palace – The Recap

Words: Led Black (@Led_Black) Photography: Emmanuel Abreu (@EAbreuVisuals) We came, we saw, we stormed the palace. Hundreds of people came from far and wide to celebrate the community affirming work of the People’s Theatre Project at the magnificent United Palace this past Tuesday. For the people – by the people, succinctly sums up what the […]


Tonight We Storm The Palace…

Tonight We Storm The Palace...

Tonight we will storm the palace. We will storm the palace as a community united as one in the belief that the arts is our very lifeblood. That the arts in all of their wonderful incarnations must be valued, nourished and sustained. Especially in places like Washington Heights, Inwood and Harlem. It is  undeserved communities […]


The Future Is Ours – A Q&A With Junot Díaz

The Future Is Ours - A Q&A With Junot Díaz

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Junot Díaz is a Dominican superhero. A mild-mannered M.I.T. professor by day, he is a criollo caped crusader with the escudo emblazoned on his chest by night. For the last couple of decades, Junot has lovingly rendered the truths, trials and tribulations of the Dominican Diaspora. With mighty strokes from his […]


Uptown Tonight: The People Storm The Palace

Uptown Tonight: The People Storm The Palace

Tonight we storm the palace. The good folks at the People’s Theatre Project are having their annual benefit shindig and they are honoring Dominican super hero Junot Diaz and the director of community pediatrics at the Columbia University Medical Center, Dr. Dodi Meyer. You are going to want to be in attendance for this. Stop […]


12/13/15: The People’s Theatre Project Presents Winter Parranda

12/13/15: The People's Theatre Project Presents Winter Parranda

WINTER PARRANDA is People’s Theatre Project’s mid-season festival of new plays conceived, created and performed by the Circle Up and To Be Heard youth community actors. December 13, 2015 at 4pm – 6pm The YM & YWHA of Washington Heights & Inwood (54 Nagle Ave) For more info: www.PTP.nyc. We invite you to subscribe to […]


Washington Heights community faces issues of racism through theater | PIX 11

Washington Heights community faces issues of racism through theater | PIX 11

by Dan Mannarino WASHINGTON HEIGHTS, Manhattan — Washington Heights is a melting pot community, there is no doubt about that. However, more than 75% of the population is of some kind of Latino decent. If you take a stroll down the street – you can hear conversations in so many different Spanish dialects, and so […]


Uptown Theater Group Tackles Racism Facing Latinos in Latest Performance | DNAinfo

Uptown Theater Group Tackles Racism Facing Latinos in Latest Performance | DNAinfo

By Carolina Pichardo WASHINGTON HEIGHTS — A new play created and performed by 13 “community actors” will put issues of racism facing Latinos Uptown at center stage this week. The People’s Theatre Project‘s new performance, “Better Than You,” acts as a tool for participants to rehearse for real-life events and brainstorm solutions to certain problems, organizers said. During the […]


Spread Love: The People’s Theatre Project Presents Better Than You

Spread Love: The People's Theatre Project Presents Better Than You

A group of Northern Manhattan residents are taking to the stage with their new play Better Than You to speak out about racism facing Latinos. Community-based organization People’s Theatre Project is developing the play, based on the community actors’ true stories. The play will be presented in an interactive and bilingual community-brainstorming event on Friday, […]


6/16/15: The People Storm the Palace

6/16/15: The People Storm the Palace

The People will storm the palace on Tuesday, June 16th. The People’s Theatre Project annual benefit will honor Zabryna Guevara and Monica Klehr. The event will be hosted by Michael (Juan Bago) Diaz and Mino Lora and will feature the People’s Theatre Project’s inter-generational community actors performing highlights from the 2014 – 2015 season of […]


The People’s Theatre Project Presents To Be Heard – Free Theatre Program For Teens

The People's Theatre Project Presents To Be Heard - Free Theatre Program For Teens

TO BE HEARD (For Teens ages 13-17) Saturdays | April 18 – June 6 | Noon – 3pm United Palace Theatre, 4140 Broadway at 175th Street NYC Teens are invited to join this free theatre-making program. Each week, a professional artist will engage the young actors in theatre games and activities to facilitate the creation […]


12/13/14: Circle Up! Family Wellness Day

12/13/14: Circle Up! Family Wellness Day

The People’s Theatre Project has united a dozen Upper Manhattan organizations to present the first “Circle Up Family Wellness Day”, an afternoon featuring performances, wellness role models, healthy activities and opportunities to get involved in the community. Event organizer People’s Theatre Project will kick off the proceedings with the premiere of “Powerful People Everywhere”,
a new […]


Uptown Theater Group Tackles Gentrification With Community-Created Show | DNAinfo

Uptown Theater Group Tackles Gentrification With Community-Created Show | DNAinfo

By Lindsay Armstrong WASHINGTON HEIGHTS — An Uptown theater group is back with its fifth interactive play created in collaboration with community members — and this year it’s putting the focus on gentrification. The nonprofit People’s Theatre Project works with residents to help them create and perform unique theater pieces for its Uptown Action project, […]


Spread Love: The People’s Theatre Project Presents Pardon Our Appearance

Spread Love: The People's Theatre Project Presents Pardon Our Appearance

PEOPLE’S THEATRE PROJECT presents “PARDON OUR APPEARANCE” A new bilingual and interactive theatre event based on the performer’s true stories of gentrification.  November 21 & 22, 2014 at the Alianza Dominicana Cultural Center.  A group of Northern Manhattan residents are taking to the stage with their new play Pardon Our Appearance to speak out about […]


9/20/14: The People’s Theatre Project Presents Eddie’s Perejil

9/20/14: The People's Theatre Project Presents Eddie's Perejil

Join People’s Theatre Project, Border of Lights and Northern Manhattan Coalition for Immigrant Rights to witness Eddie’s Perejil, a gripping solo performance from Edward Paulino about the 1937 Haitian massacre, hear stories of struggle in our own community and dialogue with our neighbors to learn what we can do to stop the injustice here and […]


6/17/14: The People Storm The Palace

6/17/14: The People Storm The Palace

Scores of kids, teens and adults are set to take over the United Palace Theatre in a life-affirming night of art and inspiration called The People Storm the Palace. Featuring selected works from People’s Theatre Project’s 5th anniversary season, this one-night only event will celebrate what is possible when neighbors unite for creative action. The […]


Raising the roof to break through | Manhattan Times

Raising the roof to break through | Manhattan Times

Story by Sherry Mazzocchi Photos by DJ Boy It only takes a few minutes to turn an audience member into an activist. That’s the premise of People’s Theatre Project (PTP), a Washington Heights theater group that not only breaks down the fourth wall—it invites audience members onstage to change the course of events. This week, […]


Registration Open for Free After-School Theatre Program for Children

Registration Open for Free After-School Theatre Program for Children

Live Your Life!, The People’s Theatre Project FREE after-school program for kids ages 6-11 is all about using theatre to explore the 10 Habits of Healthy Kids. The program starts up again on January 25th. The last session ended in December with a brilliant play created by these creative young actors featuring the new hit […]


Power to the People: People’s Theatre Project 2011-12 Season Highlights

Power to the People: People's Theatre Project 2011-12 Season Highlights

For more: http://www.peoplestheatreproject.org/ Check out: Uptown 2011 Movers & Shakers: Mino Lora and Bob Braswell People’s Theatre Project Wins Prestigous Union Sqaure Award We invite you to like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter, or e-mail us at UptownCollective@gmail.com.


The People’s Theatre Project Presents Inspired By…

The People's Theatre Project Presents Inspired By...

People’s Theatre Project in association with the Morris-Jumel Mansion presents INSPIRED BY… A festival of new plays out of Washington Heights June 21-24 the Morris-Jumel Mansion 65 Jumel Terrace Part of the Uptown Arts Stroll, this festival of staged readings is a celebration of People’s Theatre Project’s 2011-2012 Resident Playwrights Unit. The writers have worked […]


Our American Dream: Mino Lora Brings Theater To The Masses | Fox News Latino

Our American Dream: Mino Lora Brings Theater To The Masses | Fox News Latino

Written By Kacy Capobres Across the United States, in all fields of endeavor, Latinos are working to uphold their place in American society. Fox News Latino is proud to present “Our American Dream” – a series of snapshots and profiles of Latino success stories. When Mino Lora came to the United States 12 years ago […]


Uptown 2011 Movers & Shakers: Mino Lora and Bob Braswell – Bringing Theater to The Heights

Uptown 2011 Movers & Shakers: Mino Lora and Bob Braswell - Bringing Theater to The Heights

BY Dominican Pie (@DominicanPie) “Theatre is a form of knowledge; it should and can also be a means of transforming society. Theatre can help us build our future, rather than just waiting for it.” — Augusto Boal Theatre, aka theater, is one of the oldest art forms in mankind’s history; it transcends all time and […]

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