Be the Street is delighted to welcome the Albany Park Theater Project to OSU this week, where they will be leading a group of faculty and graduate students from across the Arts and Sciences in a training intensive on devising community-engaged performance.
Based in Chicago, APTP is “a multiethnic, youth theater ensemble that inspires people to envision a more just and beautiful world.” They have a three-pronged mission that includes a dedication to art, youth, and social justice. APTP is theater with a purpose. They create original performance works drawing from the lived experiences of participants in order to give voice to communities that otherwise have little access to the means of their own representation, including immigrants, working class Americans, and urban teens. Audiences are called upon to witness these stories, engage in dialogue, and take action in their communities.
We look forward to spending an enriching week with APTP in the first of three intensives that will be held throughout the academic year.