Nonprofit or community organization
Last modified: September 23, 2011, 4:04 PM
All Stars Project, Inc. (ASP) is dedicated to promoting human development through the use of an innovative performance and development based model. ASP creates outside of school, educational and performing arts activities for tens of thousands of poor and minority young people. It sponsors community and experimental theater, develops leadership training and pursues volunteer initiatives that build and strengthen communities.
ASP sponsors the following programs:
All Stars Project's flagship program, the All Stars Talent Show Network, uses a "performance-learning" approach to foster the emotional and social development of young people. Each year, thousands of urban youth between the ages of 5 and 25 participate in several dozen All Stars events including auditions, rehearsals, talent shows and development workshops.
The Joseph A. Forgione Development School for Youth is a leadership training and career education program for young people ages 16 to 21. It is at the forefront of a new trend in education, known as supplemental education, that recognizes non-school-based learning opportunities as critical to children's success in school and in life.
Youth Onstage! is developing the city's new generation of political theatre artists. YO! involves young people who want to create theatre that has something to say about the world.
The Castillo Theatre is an independently-funded experimental off-off Broadway theatre on 42nd Street that produces postmodern political theatre, exploring contemporary topics in ways that are both thought-provoking and entertaining. It offers our diverse audiences new ways of seeing social issues, historical events, and contemporary life.