YESfest

“Opening Act gave me a voice.”

Franky | Opening Act Student (Bronx)

YESfest 2019 was a success!

Audiences of family, friends, Teaching Artists, Board and Social Board members, staff, and alumni were blown away by the unique, singular, and student-centered stories highlighted on stage at the Five Angels Theater over two dynamic weekends in May, 2019!

Where can you find students-turned-superheroes, a K-Pop band that changes the world, and a politically charged live-action video game, all on one stage?

YESfest 2019
Opening Act’s festival of new plays!
May 11-12 & May 18-19 2019

Read more about YESfest 2019 on our blog and check out photos from the festival!

The culmination of our year-long theater programming, Opening Act students create and perform plays #InTheirOwnWords, taking on topics ranging from gentrification, history repeating itself, and secrets…

This annual event is free and open to the public!

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

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

Read about our Play Reading Event.