The People Project 2021: Stories of the Unexpected Premieres Tuesday, May 25 at 7 p.m.
After-school programming looked very different over the 2020-21 academic year. The Adams County Arts Council (ACAC) redesigned the format of classes and outreach programs to accommodate challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the result of one of those reinventions is a video called The People Project 2021: Stories of the Unexpected, which will premiere on ACAC’s YouTube channel on Tuesday, May 25 at 7 p.m.
The People Project is a performance project originally created in 2017 by local theatre artist and ACAC Outreach Coordinator Lisa Cadigan. The 2021 video is the project’s fourth annual production. Past performances have been produced by Gettysburg College, live, on-stage in the Stevens Theatre, with a cast comprised of high school and college students as well as other members of the Adams County community. This year, the performance was produced as a video through the Adams County Arts Council’s youth outreach program, thanks to grant funding from the Anne M. and Philip H. Glatfelter III Family Foundation. The cast features middle and high school students from across Adams County. Video production services were provided by Redman Productions, LLC.
The public will be able to view the 40-minute program on ACAC’s YouTube channel at the time of its premiere and afterwards. ACAC also hopes all who view it will share the video as a celebration of all these students have accomplished over the past year.