27 episodes

A production of The 52nd Street Project, a non-profit arts education organization working with young people (ages 9 - 18) in Hell’s Kitchen in Manhattan. The Project brings them together with adult artists to create original work for the theater. The PROJcast offers a behind-the-scenes view of the work of the Project as the kids create and explore theater as well as other art forms, such as song, dance, poetry, film, and more. Long term-mentoring relationships form the basis of much of the Project’s work, and these episodes will feature reporting, stories, performances and interviews with kids and adults.

The PROJcast The 52nd Street Project

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A production of The 52nd Street Project, a non-profit arts education organization working with young people (ages 9 - 18) in Hell’s Kitchen in Manhattan. The Project brings them together with adult artists to create original work for the theater. The PROJcast offers a behind-the-scenes view of the work of the Project as the kids create and explore theater as well as other art forms, such as song, dance, poetry, film, and more. Long term-mentoring relationships form the basis of much of the Project’s work, and these episodes will feature reporting, stories, performances and interviews with kids and adults.

    21. Love & Heartbreak

    21. Love & Heartbreak

    “Then I got into a relationship and another part of me came out that I didn’t know about myself” - Tiniah, age 18

    In this season of candy hearts and Valentine’s Day we’re featuring a pair of pieces about heartbreak - Tiniah’s radio story “Now This Is Living” and Antonella’s song “Goodbye.” 

    • 32 min
    20. On the Ice

    20. On the Ice

    “What’s the point of living if you don’t put up a fight?” - Amari, age 12

    We’ve got an especially cool episode this month: Sevan interviews professional hockey player Brett Howden of the Rangers, and we have a performance of “Put Up A Fight” with lyrics by Amari - who is appearing in our current production.

    • 27 min
    19. From Ordinary to Extraordinary

    19. From Ordinary to Extraordinary

    “Brain, I love you. We are SO smart! Thanks for all of that help 15 years ago” - Ethan, age 15.

    Bringing you holiday magic, Project-style, we have Ethan’s fiction piece from Radiomaking; an interview between Smart Partners Nikolai & Alex Gould; and Nora Fox’s performance of Money, lyrics by Kiara, music by Jarrett Murray, from our Songmaking concert 2018 - Songs of Hell’s Kitchen.

    • 20 min
    18. Project Brothers

    18. Project Brothers

    “I thought it would be very fun, and I don’t think I was wrong in any sense of the word.” - Longan, age 9

    A conversation between brothers Emmanuel and Logan a long-time Project member and one of the latest batch of writers about to make their debut on the Project stage. We’re also highlighting a performance by Jon-Michael Reese who can be seen performing in Logan’s play this weekend.

    • 17 min
    17. Tricks & Treats

    17. Tricks & Treats

    “If you haven’t seen a family member for like a long time - introduce yourself. Be kind to them. Treat your family right.” - Gilbert, age 15

    In time for the Halloween season, we have a spooky story, a song about changing your identity, and an interview with one of our Playbackers about his experience in a corn maze, apple picking, and working on his show -- which premieres this weekend!

    • 17 min
    16. Getting Schooled

    16. Getting Schooled

    “High school was like a learning experience for me.” - Tatiana, age 18

    This episode brings you some perspective from our young people. Derek’s Radiomaking piece interviewing Proj members about school. We revisit the conversation between Smart Partners Tati and Krystel Lucas. And a recording of a song from our gala in May, Ronald Peet performs a piece with music by Sean P. Pallatroni and lyrics by Amari.

    • 24 min

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