International Youth Theater Project

What’s on your mind? What are we going to do about that?

Here. Somewhere else. How do you make your voice heard?

In Oakland, in Cairo, in Bangladesh? The ART of speaking your mind is a powerful force.

 Let’s harness that.

The International Youth Theater Project began in January 2014, in Oakland, CA and Bristol, England! We are happy to announce our  partnerships with The Bristol Old Vic and Youth UpRising in Oakland, as we offer this program to youth who are ready to make a change. Please consider helping us fund this project by donating to our indiegogo campaign, here. 

sologuyGet skills. Make a change. Meet a community, and introduce the world to yours. 

In the International Youth Theater Project,  young people create theatre pieces based on issues they pick. We use a network of international drama and applied theater teachers and practitioners to connect each group’s project with a group of youth facing their own set of issues in another country. We learn and use emerging digital technologies to connect and create meaningful solutions and new perspectives as both groups are facilitated through their creative process.

 We let youth have a global conversation about their future.

ATAI provides a forum for public performance and feed-back session with audiences that have an interest in hearing these voices and we help raise that interest as we create our art. As peers, parents, community members, business people and those in local government hear directly from these youth, each project is also connected to a group in another country through digital media, fostering global understanding and community, a digital “study abroad” that actually is working to solve problems on the ground, locally.


Join us and make your voice heard.

We need your help to make this project a success!

 Please donate to our campaign!