“Opening Act gave me a voice.”

Franky | Opening Act Student (Bronx)

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!

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 event is free and open to the public!

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 of previous years’ plays, visit our photo library.

Read about our Play Reading Event.