Inspired by music he heard growing up in public housing, artist writes play that reminds his generation about their culture. "It's about falling back in love with yourself," he says.
The program matches kids from Cabrini Green with volunteer professionals. The kids get help with their homework and also connect with caring adults. The adults learn about the challenges of growing up in public housing.
Teatro Luna, born out of its founders frustration at finding too few good roles for Latina actresses, specializes in sketches pulled from real life. Their approach is connecting with audiences in new ways.