What’s New with APT

 Coming Clean

An interactive theatre experience addressing the current opioid epidemic.

Allentown Public Theatre will launch its 2018 Voices of Conscience series with a public performance of this unique program.  Coming Clean utilizes Theatre of the Oppressed techniques to engage audience members as brainstormers and problem-solvers – both on stage and in their own lives.

WHEN:

  • 7pm June 15, 2018

WHERE:

ADMISSION:

  • by donation

For more information about this ongoing project, or to book the production for your school or organization, please click HERE.

The Ugly Duckling

by Willow Reichard-Flynn

This summer, Allentown Public Theatre will bring you an original version of Hans Christian Andersen’s classic tale The Ugly Duckling!  Created in partnership with the youth of Bradbury-Sullivan LGBTQ Community Center, this show is geared for children (and adults) of all ages and celebrates what it means to fit-in (or not) with gender stereotypes.  Admission is FREE for children 12 and under, and by donation for adults.

Summer Workshop Sign-ups

FREE Saturday morning theater workshops will be offered to children ages 6-12 in June and July as part of this project.  Workshop participants have the opportunity to perform alongside adult actors in the final production.  Workshops will be held on:

  • June 16
  • June 23
  • June 30
  • July 7
  • July 14

Contact anna@allentownpublictheatre.com today to sign-up!

Read more about this upcoming production and accompanying workshops HERE.

Voices of Conscience

2018

In APT’s Voices of Conscience series, art meets social justice and community engagement.  We believe that art can be a catalyst for change – and change starts with us.  The performance events in this series are designed to foster critical discussion around topics affecting our community.

This season’s line up of Voices of Conscience events will include:

Coming Clean – June 15 – 7pm

This interactive theatre experience is designed to address issues surrounding the current opioid crisis through Theatre of the Oppressed techniques.

Beyond BarsAugust 24 – 7pm 

Created by Lehigh student Kalyani Singh, this theatre project will push legislative and social reform around the critical issue of mass incarceration.

Identifying FreedomOctober 12 – 7pm

This collaboration with the performing arts company BasementPoetry will feature selections fromtheir piece ‘Identify.’  Each piece is an exploration of how race affects our ability to learn, grow and navigate through life.

All three events will be hosted at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church (417 N 7th St., Allentown, PA 18102) and last about 60 minutes.  Admission is by donation.

More information about the series can be found HERE.