"One of the true theatrical treasures of Chicago: a prodigiously gifted, exquisitely directed youth theater ensemble that abounds in talent, confidence, emotional heat and technique. Truly astonishing." (Hedy Weiss, Chicago Sun-Times)
"At APTP, I developed the eyes of a visionary, curiosity of a researcher, voice of a leader, and roar of an activist." (JP Marquez, APTP '13)
"We traveled to Crete, IL to protest a new immigrant detention center. Our protests achieved victory: the town voted against the detention center." (Lilia Escobar, APTP '13)
2015 Season highlighted by partnerships with Third Rail Projects and Goodman Theatre
“APTP is one of the most transformative experiences I’ve had the pleasure to behold in the lives of teenagers.” (Barbara Dillon, Teacher)
“On stage, I feel like I can take on the world.” APTP alumna tours US with play about the women of Juarez.