The 52nd Street Project
The 52nd Street Project (The Project) is dedicated to the creation and production of new plays for, and often by, kids between the ages of eight and seventeen who reside in the Hell's Kitchen neighborhood in New York City. The Project does this through a unique mentoring program that matches kids with professional (and volunteer!) theater artists.
The Project is about making children proud of themselves. The Project is not about teaching children to act, although they will learn to. It is not about teaching them to write plays, although they will learn that as well. What it is about is giving a kid an experience of success. It is about giving a kid an opportunity to prove that he or she has something of value to offer, something that comes from within that he or she alone possesses, something that cannot be taken away.