Want to start something creative in your school, neighborhood, or village? We offer specialized arts based training programs in each community according to its interests and needs. Here are some examples:


The Playwriting Workshops and Presentations

Teacher and Mentor arts based literacy training

Community Building Workshops

Cross Cultural Training

Self Sustaining Arts Program Development

Below are more examples of how MAPP programs work:

Development:  MAPP organizes meetings with community leaders, advocates, artists, and educators to create an active base of community awareness and support.

The Playwriting Workshops:  A group of young people, each paired with a mentor actor/writer, participates in a progressive series of intensive playwriting workshops.

Presentation: The production of a staged reading series of the young playwright’s work, where the young person plays an active, central role. These dramatic presentations are seen by hundreds of their peers and adults. During these events, all of the youth are asked to respond to the themes present in the work.

Training in building community infrastructure: We provide specialized workshops on the role of the mentor artist, capacity building in community and fundraising consultation.

2018 is Happening!

We are in the midst of a website overhaul as well as development and preproduction on many projects in the coming year. Stay tuned!

MAPP enters its new era!

…meanwhile MAPP enters its 2nd week of a new era… I know I started this blog in the middle of a sentence, but that’s where we are.. in the middle!

“In the middle of what” you ask? (Thanks for asking!)

In the middle of a great adventure… that started over 20 years ago and will hopefully go on for at least 20 more… the new era marks the dawn of a bigger conversation, a float down a river of consciousness that has brought so many people together. Now we need to talk about it folks! We need to draw out the stories, the experiences, the drama, so we can build a bigger tribe and a better world! … I’m all in!

Feeling encouraged!

Feeling encouraged by this past week of connecting with people who are extremely supportive of the current MAPP campaign… In some cases, as I talk to mentors, we will recount a moment, an experience that may have happened 10 to 15 years ago, and have that same spark of enthusiasm and passion, as though it happened yesterday! I realize now, with three weeks to go, there are so many people to connect with still. Hundreds of people have participated in the MAPP programs and I want the world to know you! If you are reading this now, and have a story or two, please share on the FB MAPP page, my page, and your own! My goal is to talk to everyone I know, and to invite those I don’t know yet, to participate in the drama!