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How a Single Visit to University Settlement Inspired an Artist’s Life

Sep 22, 2016 | see full post

Lilli Miller's life changed when she visited University Settlement for the first time. It was 1928, and she was 6 years old. continue

A Letter to Our Community

Jul 8, 2016 | see full post

We cannot be silent or isolated in the midst of the horrific events in our world, country and our own communities in the last few weeks. While it is hard to find the exact "right" thing to say, I think it is better to take risks with vulnerability, honesty and openness, and to hear each other with compassion. There is so much common ground to build upon. continue

The Houston Street Center: A Testament to 47 years of Advocacy and Organizing

Jun 7, 2016 | see full post

Picket signs, marches, and acoustic guitars. What do 60s-era protests have to do with the Houston Street Center? continue

Five Questions with Eric F. Avery

May 13, 2016 | see full post | categories: Arts

Our final Artist-in-Residence of the 2015-2016 season is Eric F. Avery. His interactive site-specific work, The (Fabled) Life and (Imaginary) Death of Eric F. Avery is set to be staged May 19–21 at University Settlement's Atlantic Terminal Community Center in Brooklyn. continue

Five Questions with Chris Tyler

Apr 22, 2016 | see full post | categories: Arts

Artist-in-Residence Chris Tyler is about to open his latest work R*NT (Or: What You Own: Another Dirge for a City Remembered) just in time for the 20th anniversary of Rent, Jonathan Larson's Tony and Pulitzer-winning opus.   continue

Park Slope North Parent in Gotham Gazette

Mar 28, 2016 | see full post | categories: Education

A parent from our Park Slope North / Helen Owen Carey Child Development Center had a blog featured in the Gotham Gazette, focused on the tremendous diversity we have in all of our programming. Read it on the Gazette's website, or scroll down to check it out below! continue

Five Questions with Liza Birkenmeier & Katie Brook

Mar 21, 2016 | see full post | categories: Arts

Artists-in-Residence Director Katie Brook and Playwright Liza Birkenmeier are about to premiere their latest collaboration. TRAGEDY IN SPADES: A Crime Documentary is a theatrical reenactment of a fictional 1994 documentary about a horrific murder in a tiny Missouri town. TRAGEDY IN SPADES: A Crime Documentary is running at The Performance Project April 1-2, and 7-9. Tickets are on sale nowcontinue

Staff Spotlights: Meet Ebay

Mar 21, 2016 | see full post | categories: Spotlights

One of our beloved staff members from Ingersoll Community Center, Ebay Covington, was featured in local press outlet the Fort Greene Focus. Check it out online now, or read it below: continue

Five Questions with Normandy Sherwood

Feb 22, 2016 | see full post | categories: Arts

Normandy Sherwood is one of The Performance Project's 2015-2016 Artists-in-Residence. She is performing her new play Gentleman's Choice, which is about a pair of prickly, impossible nerds who inhabit a large house in a Jane Eyre-ish country of moors, secrets and dog races. Gentleman's Choice is set to open in historic Speyer Hall February 25-27.

We sat down with Normandy in order to gain some insight into her artistic process during her residency with US. continue

On the Front Lines: Fighting for Salary Parity

Jan 28, 2016 | see full post | categories: Advocacy , Education

The following blog by Karen G. Cohen, Senior Program Director for Early Learn Sites, focuses on our fight at the front lines of an issue affecting some of the city's most critical people – our educators. continue

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