We help high school and college students become global citizens through creativity and performance.
The centerpiece of our work has been our annual conference, Stage the Change, The Arts as a Social Voice. This past November the conference brought together more than 800 students and educators from racially and economically diverse regions of the Metropolitan area - NYC, Long Island, New Jersey and beyond. Together they create socially-relevant theatre, dance, and film works which address issues such as bullying, addiction, racism, intolerance and abuse.
At the day-long conference, students learn best practices, exchange ideas and create new works through panel discussions, interactive workshops, keynote speakers and student-created performances. All presenters are socially-conscious professionals in the performing arts field: actors, writers, producers, dancers, etc. Their high-quality workshops provide students with the tools to address social issues that concern them.
This year, due to the pandemic, our conference will be held online!