“Opening Act gave me a voice.”

Franky | Opening Act Student (Bronx)

YESfest 2019

May 11th & 12th, May 18th & 19th, 2019

The 52ND Street Project | 789 10th Avenue NYC

More details to come!

In May 2018, Opening Act’s year-long theater programs culminated at YESfest, a weekend festival of original work. Our student-created and performed plays took on topics ranging from gentrification, history repeating itself, fear of outsiders, and secrets – and were the highlight of our year! Congratulations to our amazing teaching artists and students! Check out photos of the incredible performances. 

Special thanks to our Adopt a School sponsors who make it all happen year after year. We are so very grateful.

Check out photos of last year’s YesFest!


Opening Act students warm up on stage before their year-end performances. Photo by JG.

To see photos and video of previous years’ plays, visit our photo library.

Read about our Play Reading Event.