When People’s Theater 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 PCP 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.
- 94% of PTP’s participants are children or youth.
- PTP provides 230 children and youth ages 5 – 18 with a life changing experience of working together to create a boldly theatrical piece about their lives, families, communities and world.
- 85% of PTP students surveyed said they have applied lessons from their theatre class in other areas of their life.