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Albany Park Theater Project

The Albany Park Theater Project utilizes the medium of theater to help teenagers recognize and achieve their potential, with an emphasis on nurturing their educational ambitions and sense of civic responsibility.

Their play Saffron, for example, is based on true stories told by the owners, staff, and customers of Noon-O-Kabab, a Persian restaurant. The play, which was co-written by the company of youth and adults, addressed issues of cultural identity, economic justice, and the community they live in.

The performance was developed in part by personal interviews with the restaurant community. Panel discussions and community events were organized after the performance.

Resource Link: aptpchicago.org

David Feiner, Co-Director



P.O. Box 257995




In partnership with the Animating Democracy Initiative of Americans for the Arts (www.americansforthearts.org/animatingdemocracy/), NCDD's Leah Lamb researched arts-based civic dialogue programs in order to help dialogue & deliberation practitioners strengthen their work by linking it to the arts. NCDD hopes these resources will inspire you, and encourages you to connect with the artists, many of whom are interested in working with D&D practitioners.

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