Posts Tagged ‘Theatre’

Spread Love: The People’s Theatre Project Presents Theatre Fun In The Sun

Spread Love: The People's Theatre Project Presents Theatre Fun In The Sun

This summer, People’s Theatre Project is offering free theatre activities in Payson Playground for kids ages 4 – 10 and their adult family members. You and your child (or grandchild!) will play fun games and work together with a professional teaching artist to make theatre inspired by our parks. Join us for one or more […]


Figures in the Find | Manhattan Times

Figures in the Find | Manhattan Times

Story by Sherry Mazzocchi They’re not exactly heroes. Instead, the actions of the main characters in Up Theater Company’s latest play go from questionable to reprehensible. But playwright Kirby Fields doesn’t want you to like them. “I hope, at the end, the audience would understand why they did what they did, even if they don’t […]


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 […]


Spread Love: Up Theater Company Presents Lost/Not Found

Spread Love: Up Theater Company Presents Lost/Not Found

LOST/NOT FOUND May 3 – 19 The Garret at Fort Washington Collegiate (729 W. 181st Street) In Lost/Not Found, things do not go as planned when three desperate twenty-somethings from Washington Heights “rescue” a missing girl and detain her, while the growing reward for her return offers visions of riches. What they learn about themselves, […]


Save The Date: 03/06/17 – The Up Theater Company Honors Manny Ramirez

Save The Date: 03/06/17 – The Up Theater Company Honors Manny Ramirez

Uptown theater company will honor Manny Ramirez as their UPstanding Person of the Year. UP Theater Company announced that its annual fundraiser Onward and UPward! will take place Monday, March 6, 2017 from 6:30 – 9:00 pm at Fort Washington Collegiate Church, 729 W 181st St, New York, NY. The event will include beer, wine, […]


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


Spread Love: Up Theater Company Presents Dead of Winter 2017

The good folks at Up Theater Company are back with their Dead of Winter play reading series. The series kicks off this Sunday, January 15th and will take place for the following two Sundays in a row. The readings are free and always entertaining so you really can’t go wrong. See below for more info. […]


12/19/16: UP Theater Presents A Special ShowingUP of Half-Baked Holiday Cheer

12/19/16: UP Theater Presents A Special ShowingUP of Half-Baked Holiday Cheer

ShowingUP is UP Theater’s on-going celebration of uptown artists. A scene, a story, a sketch, a dance, a song, a poem, a rant. Guaranteed to be Half-baked & Bran’-spankin’. UP Theater presents A Special ShowingUP of Half-Baked Holiday Cheer Monday, December 19th @ 7:00 pm Holy Trinity Church (20 Cumming Street)


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 […]


Spread Love: Up Theater Company Presents Merciful Father

Spread Love: Up Theater Company Presents Merciful Father

UP Theater Presents the First Play of Their 2016-17 Season The World Premiere of Merciful Father November 1st – 12th – Tuesdays – Saturdays at 8:00 pm At Fort Washington Collegiate at 181st Street Atar Hadari’s penetrating new play, Merciful Father will open UP Theater’s seventh season. The World Premiere of Merciful Father will run […]


08/06/16: Up Theater Company Presents Our Town @ The Dyckman Farmhouse

08/06/16: Up Theater Company Presents Our Town @ The Dyckman Farmhouse

UP Theater Company, in cooperation with The Dyckman Farmhouse Museum Alliance, presents a staged reading of “Our Town” by Thornton Wilder. Adapted by James Bosley and directed by Jacki Goldhammer. Saturday, August 6 @ 3:00pm Dyckman Farmhouse Garden 4881 Broadway (@ 204), NY, NY 10034 UP being UP, unos pocos twists have been added–don’t worry, […]


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 […]


Spread Love: The UP Theater Company Presents An American Drum Circle

Spread Love: The UP Theater Company Presents An American Drum Circle

AN AMERICAN DRUM CIRCLE May 5 – May 22 – Thursdays thru Sundays  The Tabernacle Theater (551 Fort Washington Ave.) A young woman and her Nigerian beau become entangled in a web of falsehood. God is the lure. Wealth is the bait. But it’s the family ties that bind. Get Tickets: Spread Love: The UP […]


Save The Date: 4/18/16 – The Up Theater Company Honors Martin Collins

Save The Date: 4/18/16 – The Up Theater Company Honors Martin Collins

It is Onward & UPward time again. The annual Up Theater Company fundraiser is going down April 18th at 6:30 pm at 809 Sangria Bar & grill (112 Dyckman Street). Every year the Up Theater Company picks an Uptown person to honor with the UPstanding Person of the Year Award. Last year our very own […]


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 […]


Spread Love: Dead of Winter 2016

Spread Love: Dead of Winter 2016

4 Cold Sundays 7 Hot Plays January 10, 17, 24, 31 5:00 pm The Tabernacle Theater 551 Fort Washington Ave. (at 185)


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, […]


7/12/15: Up Theater Company Presents Tartuffe in Bruce’s Garden

7/12/15: Up Theater Company Presents Tartuffe in Bruce's Garden

TARTUFFE in Bruce’s Garden Isham Park @ Park Terrace East Sunday, July 12th @ 5pm Bring a lawn chair to Bruce’s Garden in Isham Park as UP Theater Company presents a staged reading of Molière’s TARTUFFE Adapted by UP Artistic Director, James Bosley and directed by Laura Fois. FREE! Refreshments following in Bruce’s Garden


The Tempest Comes To Harlem

The Tempest Comes To Harlem

The Classical Theatre of Harlem latest’s production, The Tempest, has an uncanny knack for timing. The play remixes the classic Shakespearean opus and references the island of Hispaniola as Prospero’s magical island. Hispaniola, which is home to both the Dominican Republic and Haiti, is currently undergoing some major drama of its own. The Tempest’s highlighting of […]

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