Calling all teens! Voices program begins February 27

People’s Theatre Project and Word Up Community Bookshop are now recruiting local teens for a FREE theatre and writing program.

VOICES: OUR YOUNG PEOPLE SPEAK

Do you want to make a difference in your world?
Are you interested in writing or performing?

In this 16-session after-school program, Northern Manhattan teens will work together with professional artists to develop their voices through writing and performance, creating a theatrical protest piece inspired by changemakers in history and their own lives in NYC. Their writing will also be published in an anthology.

Wednesdays & Fridays | 4–6pm | February 27–April 26
Performances on April 26, 27, 28
@ United Palace of Cultural Arts
4140 Broadway (at 176th Street)
For more information, see the Voices page on the People’s Theatre Project website.

Registration ends on February 15.
Register online, or download a printable application (English | Español).

Voices is supported, in part, by the Union Square Awards, a project of the Tides Center; public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council; Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez; NoMAA Regrant Program, made possible by the JPMorgan Chase Foundation and the Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone Development Corporation; and the generosity of individual donors.

You can read a little bit about the 2012 program here and here.

And to see a video from the first year of the program, in 2011, at a performance during the first week ever at Word Up, see below. This video was taken by Will Alicea, a.k.a. WiLL TeeZ, a neighbor and artist who inspired us all and who we lost too early, this past January.

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