Author Archives: David Feiner

  • Health & Safety: Covid-19 Protocols

    Welcome back! We are excited to welcome you to Homecoming. Before coming to the theater, please take a few minutes to familiarize yourself with the policies and practices we’ve established to help support the health and safety of our teen artists, staff and guests. As guidelines change frequently, please check this page close to your performance date.

  • 25th Anniversary Season

    25th Anniversary Season

    Albany Park Theater Project turned 25 on April 1, 2022. To celebrate we announced a year-long season that features our teen ensemble’s return to live performance, an immersive-theater-in-an-envelope experience that brings APTP to your mailbox, expanded programs for students in our neighborhood schools – and the premiere of an immersive performance that will be the most ambitious production in our 25-year history.

    Wherever you are in the world, APTP’s 25th anniversary season offers ways for you to experience the stories of our community and the power and beauty of our teen artists.

  • Ensemble Spotlight: Gabrielle Reyes

    Ensemble Spotlight: Gabrielle Reyes

    Our immersive theater experience in an envelope experience, Yours Truly, recently concluded its second run. One highlight of Yours Truly is original music by APTP teen artists. In this interview, Gabrielle (Gabie) Reyes, a junior at Von Steuben High School, talks with APTP Resident Director Devika Ranjan about serving as co-music director for Yours Truly.

  • Alum Spotlight: Elia Ayala

    Alum Spotlight: Elia Ayala

    Elia Ayala (APTP Class of 2003) hadn’t thought of herself as a performer. In grammar school, she was a self-described shy girl with a loud and infectious laugh. As she transitioned into high school, she knew that she wanted to grow in her capacity to be more spontaneous and to take up more space in a room. Enter APTP.

  • Announcing Port of Entry

    Coming in 2022/23, Port of Entry will invite audiences to step inside the stories of immigrants from all parts of the world as they forge new lives within the walls of a single apartment building in one of the country’s most diverse immigrant communities.

  • Meet: Gustavo Duran, Teaching Artist & Alum

    It’s a joy to introduce myself as a second-year teaching artist for APTP@School, our school-based program. Some of you may remember me as one of the performers who made a cow come to life on stage in Feast or as a high-school student trying to solve his father’s immigration problems in Learning Curve. These are both treasured roles of mine from my years as a teen ensemble member in APTP. Now nearly a decade after my APTP journey first began, I’m excited to once again be part of this wonderful team of humans!

  • Remote Learning Curve

    Over the course of three weekends in Spring 2021, APTP gathered more than 50 Chicago students, teachers and artists together on zoom for Remote Learning Curve, a project envisioned by Associate Director Maggie Popadiak to memorialize through storytelling and performance the unique challenges of remote learning during the Covid pandemic.

  • APTPians @ College: Schantelle Alonzo

    Schantelle Alonzo is one of 10 members of the APTP Class of 2021 who started college this fall. This amazing class are now bringing their gifts to DePaul, Georgetown, Harold Washington, Pomona, School of Visual Arts-NYC, Stanford, UIC and Wright College. Here’s a reflection from Schantelle on her first months as an art student in the Big Apple.

  • Our next chapter

    Albany Park Theater Project is delighted to announce an expansion of our leadership team. Beginning in September, 2021, Miguel Rodriguez will join APTP as Co-Executive Director, a new role that Miguel will hold together with co-founder David Feiner. We’re also thrilled to announce Reena Bajowala as the new president of our Board of Directors and Jennifer Choi as a new member of the Board. Read on for a letter from David and remarks from Miguel and Reena.

  • Meet the Cast of Ofrenda

    This spring, APTP’s 32 youth ensemble members will premiere Ofrenda, a new play devised by APTP, written by Isaac Gomez and directed by Stephanie Paul and Maggie Popadiak. The 32 cast members, all of whom are co-creators of the devised work, range in age from 13 to 18 and have spent from one to five years as members of the APTP company. Get your tickets now!