On Wednesday, October 25, 2023, the People’s Theatre Project (PTP) celebrated a ceremonial groundbreaking for its first and future home, The People’s Theatre: Centro Cultural Inmigrante. Lin-Manuel Miranda and Luis A. Miranda Jr, on behalf of the Miranda Family Fund, and Dr. Steven J. Corwin, President and CEO of NewYork-Presbyterian, announced transformational pledges of $1M each toward the development of Washington Heights’ and Inwood’s first flexible theatre. New York State Governor Kathy Hochul today also announced $4M in funding for the theater through the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York (DASNY).
New York City Mayor Eric Adams today announced that the People’s Theatre Project (PTP) — an immigrant- and women-led nonprofit — will own and operate a first-of-its-kind Immigrant Research and Performing Arts Center (IRPAC) coming to Inwood. Filled with a range of visual and performing arts, the center will amplify the voices of New York City’s diverse immigrant communities and cultivate work by local artists and arts organizations. The city will invest $15 million to help PTP acquire a newly constructed cultural center that will deliver theater that is more equitable and representative of immigrants and people of color.
Construction on the center is expected to begin this year. The project is slated for completion in 2027. The center will be named with input from and collaboration with the community.
NYC Parks has unveiled “Tomb Effigy of Margaret Corbin” by artist Zaq Landsberg, the 2020 recipient of the Clare Weiss Emerging Artist Award. The artwork will be displayed on the upper plaza of David Rockefeller Linden Terrace at Fort Tryon Park through June 12, 2022.
Artist Talk and Closing Reception on Thursday, June 9th from 6-8pm.