PJP offers a unique experience for graduate students at the University of Texas at Austin to facilitate performance-building strategies to examine race and gender with young people in contexts where these topics are typically silenced.
Graduate students can apply to participate in one of two PJP structures: a summer performance intensive or a 12-week school or community based curriculum. Graduate students involved with PJP receive either academic credit or assistantship funding. These positions are typically filled by students from the MFA track in Drama and Theatre for Youth or the MA track in Women’s and Gender Studies.
Students hired for these positions gain experience working with young people, familiarity with performative structures, and an understanding of how to introduce topics of race and gender to high school populations.