• Cast of The People Project 2020: Masks of Oppression
    Performed at the Stevens Theatre, Gettysburg College

  • The stage is set at the Stevens Theatre for The People Project 2018: Stories of Home

  • The People Project 2021: Stories of the Unexpected shared stories, music, and visual art that reflected how middle and high school students were coping creatively with the challenges of the pandemic. It culminated in a video instead of a live performance.

  • Publicity posters from The People Project 2017-2020

My Place at the Table


The Core Theatre
Mela Kitchen
1865 Gettysburg Village Drive
at The Outlet Shoppes at Gettysburg

Saturday, October 22, 2022 – 7 p.m.

Sunday, October 23, 2022 – 2 p.m.

The People Project 2022:
My Place at the Table

It’s time to get to work!

Join us on Tuesday, July 26 and/or Wednesday, July 27 at 5:30 p.m. for our first participants meetings of The People Project 2022. You may choose one meeting or attend both.

Writers/Storytellers: Bring two copies of a draft of your piece to share with the group. Stories/essays should be 1000 words or less, written in the first person, and framed on the theme “My Place at the Table.” Please interpret this theme creatively – you can tell a story that relates to food, family traditions, our agricultural community, your place in your family, in your community, in the world, or any other way you wish to interpret the theme. There are no wrong answers!

Visual Artists: Be prepared to share a brief description of your proposed piece.

Musicians/Dancers/Other performers: You may preview your performance for us, or share a brief description of your plans. Performers may be asked to share one or two performances, no longer than 5-minutes each.

We will also discuss scheduling and our work plans for the project at this meeting, so please bring your calendars. Rehearsals and work sessions will be planned around your schedules.

Please click the link to RSVP for one or both meetings. If you are unable to join un on July 26 or 27, please email Lisa Cadigan ASAP at lcadigan@adamsarts.org, and we can set up another time to meet and discuss your project.

Looking forward to meeting everyone and getting to work!

Theme for The People Project 2022:

My Place at the Table:

Gathering around a dinner table can inspire conversations. And some of us have had more time to gather over family meals during the past two pandemic years. Can you imagine the stories we could share about our family meals? But this theme can also speak to inclusion and diversity—i.e., having a place at the table in terms of a business, a board, a voice.

Funded by:

Funding for The People Project 2022 has been provided by PA Humanities and the National Endowment for the Humanities as part of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.