The Chicago Community Trust Staff
Albany Park Theater Project
Albany Park Theater Project was formed in 1997 by David Feiner and the late Laura Wiley. Drawn to the diversity and immigrant nature of the working-class Albany Park neighborhood they sought to create an organization that explored the relationships between theater education and social justice. Since our founding APTP teens have created more than 50 original plays performed for more than 34000 people opened their neighborhood's only performing arts space and received numerous local and national awards including an Award of Excellence from the Illinois Theater Association the Midwest Light of Human Rights Award from the National Immigrant Justice Center and the Coming Up Taller Award from the President?s Committee on the Arts and Humanities. APTP has a reputation for consistently producing some of the highest quality most emotionally affecting theater in Chicago. "I never think of these performers as anything but professional. They have intense training. The way they create a sense of community on the stage it?
Purpose: For a website redesign to better reflect APTP's current programming.