Strengthening Youth Leadership

Transforms Communities

The Performance Project creates theater and visual art through multi-generational collaborations. Our performances and visual artworks are shaped by our members’ experiences and insights. Our work is intended to spark conversations about oppression and liberation. Through our creative process, we examine the effects of racism, economic oppression, and violence. 

The Performance Project offers a space for members to voice experiences, ideas and beliefs, claim a public voice, and engage audiences in dialogue about social and cultural issues.

We are committed to the enrichment and empowerment of our membership, so that we may all know our value as individuals and as part of a larger community.

We Value

Art that engages the public in dialog about social and cultural issues

Art that expresses and celebrates our humanity and our inter-connectedness

Being a community of many languages

Intergenerational and Intercultural alliances

Life-long caring relationships over multiple generations

Access to quality educational and professional opportunities for our members

Multi-faceted educational experiences, i.e.: Contact with talented professional artists, academic and international communities, social and cultural activists

Critical independent thinking, youth leadership initiatives, public voice, and civic engagement

Coalition and movement building

Work that aims to dismantle systemic oppression

Achieving personal and collective excellence