In 2017, as part of our 3 Year Strategic Plan, Opening Act renewed our commitment to serving the most vulnerable populations of students, including our District 79 (D79) programs where we work with young adults earning their high school equivalency degrees. In the past few years we’ve expanded to serve a total of six D79 sites, including one of our newest partnering sites, Lincoln Square:
“Rave, our most consistent student in class, worked very hard on his monologue, specifically on how to stage it and bring it to life. He memorized his monologue for the December showcase and then performed it brilliantly. During our end-of-class checkout, he shared with the ensemble how grateful he is for Opening Act and that he always wanted to act but never had a place to do it until joining Opening Act.”
Fall 2018, Lincoln Square Campus
The spring semester starts next week, bringing new opportunities for students across all Opening Act programs to explore, create, and perform about themes that matter most to them. Follow us @openingactny to watch the devising process unfold as we head toward YESfest – our annual festival of new student work! Hope to see you in the audience!