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  • Curtain Closed But Fight Against Foreclosure Continues

    Curtain Closed But Fight Against Foreclosure Continues

    Two years ago we brought you I Will Kiss These Walls, a play based on the real-life stories of Chicagoans swept into the foreclosure crisis. This Friday February 20, join APTP as we perform scenes from “Walls” in the liberated home of Maria and Jorge, whose lives we depicted in “Walls” (7 PM at 7245 N. Ridge, Chicago).

  • Home/Land: The Journey Continues

    “I was born in Mexico and brought to the U.S. at the age of 3. It’s hard to be undocumented because I can’t do all the things I want, but doing this play inspired me to keep on trying.” (Maria, Elsie Allen High School Student)

    “I’ve been the theater director here at Elsie Allen High School for all of its 20 years. Never has a play meant so much to our school and community. Thank you for creating this amazing piece of theater and for allowing us to share in your voice.” (Rob Burt)

  • Change Lives and Change the World with APTP

    Change Lives and Change the World with APTP

    Dear Friends,

     

    As I begin my senior year with Albany Park Theater Project, I am writing to share how my four years here have prepared me with the vision, skills and knowledge for a life of success and adventure beyond high school. I hope that my story will inspire you to make a year-end donation to make sure APTP can continue to change lives the way it has for me.

  • APTP Announces Two Productions for 2015

    APTP Announces Two Productions for 2015

    Albany Park Theater Project will stage two productions in 2015, the first highlighted by a new collaboration with Third Rail Projects and the second by a continued partnership with Goodman Theatre. Tickets for both productions go on sale in Spring, 2015.

  • Beyond the Stage: APTP’s Tutoring Program

    It’s 7pm, and a swarm of company members surround APTP academic tutor, Brett Schneider. Questions bounce back and forth, covering everything from organic chemistry to U.S. History, and APTPians respond as though they are eager contestants on a game show.

  • APTP on Tour: Kalamazoo College

    Kalamazoo College joined the list of campuses where APTP has performed when 5 ensemble members helped open the college’s WITH/OUT Borders Conference. The performance also gave our APTPians the opportunity for a college visit.

  • APTP in School: Albany Park Multicultural Academy

    Less than a mile from Albany Park Theater Project’s doors, Albany Park Multicultural Academy (APMA) is buzzing with students and anticipation. Barbara Dillon’s 7th and 8th grade students are about to present their theater piece, devised by the students under the guidance of APTP directors Maggie Popadiak and Rossana Rodriguez-Sanchez, at the CPS middle school’s end-of-the-year assembly.

  • APTP and Third Rail Projects: Immersive Theater in 6 days or less

    Already in less than 72 hours, APTP’s home theater and ensemble has transformed—school desks fill the building, furniture is dispersed across the theater, APTP teens interact with rooms and objects as though they are fellow actors, and the entire Eugene Field Park field house (which houses APTP) is evolving into a multi-floor, multi-room performance space. This week, APTP hosts New York’s Third Rail Projects to learn the art of immersive theater. By Saturday (less than 72 hours from now), APTP and Third Rail will reveal the original 40-minute performance experience they have co-created in just five days.

  • Having a Profound Impact: Bob Hoyt is APTP’s Newest Board Member

    Bob Hoyt’s kindheartedness didn’t hit me right away. I was too busy letting myself be intimidated by his political opinions and his business savvy. Don’t get me wrong: I’ve been aware of his generosity since he and his wife invited me to live in their home for the duration of my APTP internship this summer. But it wasn’t until I heard him speaking in baby voice to his dog—as we shared a tub of mini peanut-butter cups—that I understood why he and Albany Park Theater Project were a perfect match.