Broadcast premiere of “If You Dare” on TPT April 23rd, 2011, 6:00 pm (repeat broadcasts on April 24)

“If You Dare” follows a group of children and the adult artists who mentor them in a theater program for at-risk kids. The stories of the children of the Chicago Avenue Project offer a view from inside of the highs and lows, struggles and triumphs involved in a small theater company’s efforts to make a difference in the lives of children facing challenges of inner city life.

“This film represents the hard and hopeful stories about young people that are taking place, right now, in every community. See it, take it in, and take responsibility!” – Bill Cleveland, Director, Center for the Study of Art and Community, Author “Art and Upheaval