From Play Reading Gala to Virtual Gathering!

In the wake of the COVID-19 crisis, we had to cancel their 20th Anniversary Play Reading Gala – originally scheduled for April 6, 2020 – and quickly pivot to an online event. A robust community of supporters, including Billy Porter, Anthony Ramos, Aja Naomi King, Kenny Leon, and James Monroe Iglehart rallied around the organization to create a virtual production that inspired, entertained, and raised critical funds to sustain and support young people living in New York City. Produced LIVE on Zoom, March 25, 2020! For a round-up with more clips, click here


Opening Act is so grateful to all who contributed, supported, and (virtually) attended this magical event. We will always remember this time in history and #ShowUpToYesAnd will stand out as a showcase of human resiliency and the enduring power of community!