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Shakespeare, Scene Study, Acting for Film, Stage Combat, and Uzo Aduba...

Opening Act's Summer Arts & Leadership Conservatory is off to a fantastic start! 

Come see our conservatory students' culminating performance on Thursday, July 24th, from 2:30 - 4:00 PM at New York Live Arts (219 W 19th Street.)


Opening Act's theater programs provide students attending New York City's most under-served schools the opportunity to gain confidence, pride, and the knowledge that they can succeed at anything in life. Currently serving 35 New York City high schools, our vision is to be able to offer a high quality theater program to any New York City school that needs one. Although our medium is the theater, our results go well beyond the stage. Opening Act students emerge as energized leaders within their schools. They value community and commitment and display confidence in themselves and their ability to accomplish anything they set out to achieve. What we do.