The Pennsylvania Humanities Council's Chester Cultural Corridor (C3) Project
The Pennsylvania Humanities Council Chester Cultural Corridor (C3) project will use the arts and humanities, and innovative theater techniques to engage the local community in revitalizing downtown Chester. PHC will bring nationally-known theater artist Robert Leonard and Jon Catherwood-Ginn from Virginia Tech to Chester to collaborate with Actor-Producer Don Newton of Chester Arts Alive! and Artistic Director Lisa Jo Epstein of Gas & Electric Arts. They will use grassroots story-telling and interactive theater as tools to facilitate dialogue with business owners, seniors, youth, artist and preservationist, and Widener University. The goal is to create a local team that will involve residents and stakeholders, who rarely participate in public meetings, in community-based problem-solving and planning of a downtown arts and culture district.