Founded in 1981, the 52nd Street Project introduces young people (ages 9 to 18) from the Clinton neighborhood to the business and craft of theater production through playwriting workshops, classes and mentoring opportunities with members of the Broadway community.

The plays written by the project's participants are mounted at the project's own 150-seat theater in a new building, located in the heart of the neighborhood. Performances are free to all.



Participants must live in the Clinton neighborhood and are usually referred to the Project either through friends or relatives already in the Project or through two local schools PS111 and Sacred Heart.