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  • APTP Artists Mikhail Fiksel and Stephanie Paul Collaborate on Play Inspired by Boxer Jack Johnson in Pittsburgh and St. Louis

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    This winter, APTP Resident Director Stephanie Paul and Resident Artist Mikhail Fiksel extend their collaboration with two productions of The Royale, a play by Marco Ramirez inspired by the true story of Jack Johnson, the first African American world heavyweight champion. The play is about one man’s quest for victory against all odds and personal demons.

    Mikhail and Stephanie both made their APTP debut with Feast in 2010 and have worked on every APTP show since. Mikhail is an award-winning composer, sound designer, musician and DJ whose work can be heard at theaters throughout the country. Stephanie is a multi-disciplinary artist who creates work that lives at the intersection of dance, theater and live ensemble-based percussion.
    Here, Mikhail and Stephanie offer APTP fans a look into the work they do beyond APTP.

  • APTP in School: Volta Elementary

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    This year I had the esteemed pleasure of launching a new, year-long program in my 8th grade classroom at Volta Elementary School with APTP’s Associate Director, Maggie Popadiak, as my teaching partner.

  • APTP Seeks Box Office Coordinator (Part-Time)

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    Albany Park Theater Project (APTP) seeks to hire a Box Office Coordinator to support the premiere of LEARNING CURVE, an immersive theater performance created collaboratively by APTP, one of the country’s preeminent youth theater ensembles and recipient of a prestigious MacArthur Award, and Third Rail Projects, a Bessie Award-winning dance-theater company at the forefront of immersive and site-specific theater. LEARNING CURVE is a theatrical journey into public education that places audiences in a Chicago public high school and in the shoes of its students. After two years in development, LEARNING CURVE premiered in July to rave reviews, including four stars from the Chicago Tribune. The production is sold out through November 20.

  • Chicago Reader: “The School that Became a Theater that Became a School”

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    Chicago Reader//Aimee Levitt: In a lot of ways, Ellen Gates Starr High School in Logan Square isn’t much different from other CPS neighborhood schools. Enrollment and funding are down, and the school is on probation: the results of standardized tests from this year, currently in session, will determine whether it stays open.

  • APTP Seeks Development Administrator (Full-Time)

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    Albany Park Theater Project seeks a motivated individual to support the mission-critical, behind-the-scenes work of the organization, contributing to fundraising and day-to-day administrative operations. Candidates should be familiar with databases, comfortable with other office technology, detail-oriented, and passionate about contributing to the success of one of Chicago’s premiere theater ensembles.

  • APTP Seeks Box Office Coordinator (Part-Time)

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    Albany Park Theater Project (APTP) seeks to hire a Box Office Coordinator to support the premiere of LEARNING CURVE, an immersive theater performance being created collaboratively by APTP, one of the country’s preeminent youth theater ensembles and recipient of a prestigious MacArthur Award, and Third Rail Projects, a Bessie Award-winning dance-theater company at the forefront of immersive and site-specific theater. LEARNING CURVE is a theatrical journey into public education that places audiences in a Chicago public high school and in the shoes of its students. The project has been in development since August, 2014 and will have its world premiere this summer in Logan Square, housed in a 4-storey school building.

  • WTTW to air APTP’s delicious FEAST
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    Albany Park Theater Project is one of this city’s great treasures — a company of teenage actors that creates highly imaginative original productions produced on both its home stage in an Albany Park area field house, as well as on the stage of the Goodman Theatre, where its audience has expanded greatly in recent years.