“Opening Act gave me a voice.”

Franky | Opening Act Student (Bronx)

This year, Opening Act’s year-long theater programs at 50 public high schools 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 videos and photos of the incredible performances. 

Special thanks goes out 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 and video library.

Read about our Play Reading Event.