28 AUGUST 2017 / The 52nd Street Project presents its new undertaking, with the SNF’s support

Since 1981 The 52nd Street Project has been dedicated to the creation and production of theatrical plays for, and often by children, through a series of mentoring programs that bring together children, aged 9 to 18 years old, from vulnerable social groups, which reside in Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan, with theater professionals. As part of its initiative to extend its reach to more areas in the U.S., the organization launched the Project Exchange, with the support of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF), for a more hands-on training in creative writing.

On Tuesday, August 22nd, the culminating show of the first Project Exchange that took place this summer, was presented by a cohort of kids at the Westway Shelter, in Astoria, in collaboration with the Women in Need (WIN). To a full house of parents, siblings, and friends at The Five Angels Theater the play told stories with protagonists tadpoles, warriors, puppies, and superheroes.

The SNF supports The 52nd Street Project.

Detailed information regarding the programming of The 52nd Street Project can be found in the organization’s official website at www.52project.org.