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By becoming an Adopt a School sponsor, you can bring a year's worth of high quality after-school theater programming to the vibrant and talented students of one of NYC's most under-served public schools and give Opening Act students the experience of a lifetime. We encourage circles of friends, families, or groups of co-workers to Adopt a School together.
Support an Opening Act student for one year.
Your gift provides 30 weekly, two-hour after-school workshops for one student. As a Rising Star, you will receive: an invitation to attend the student-created performance at a professional theater space in May; quarterly email updates with success stories from your school; recognition as your school's sponsor on our website and in our publications.
Support two Opening Act students for one year.
Your gift provides 30 weekly, two-hour after-school workshops for two students. As a Cast Member, you will receive all the beneﬁts of a Rising Star, plus: an invitation to Opening Act's Adopt a School Soiree for Adopt a School Sponsors, Mentoring Artists, and Volunteer Artists.
Support five Opening Act students for one year.
Your gift provides 30 weekly, two-hour after-school workshops for five students. As a Leading Player, you will receive all the benefits of a Cast Member, plus: an invitation to attend an afternoon of scene work in December at your sponsored school; an invitation to the pre-show reception and performance of Opening Act's Beneﬁt Play Reading: an exciting evening of theater with an exciting evening of theater with stars of stage and screen.
Support an entire school program for one semester.
Your gift provides 15 weekly two-hour after-school workshops at one of our partnering schools, and supports an Opening Act Teaching Artist and Teaching Artist Assistant for that semester. As a Director, you will receive all the beneﬁts of a Leading Player, plus: a video of your students' ﬁnal production; an end-of-year newsletter with program highlights.
Support an entire school program for a full year.
Your gift provides 30 weekly two-hour after-school workshops at one of our partnering schools, and supports an Opening Act Teaching Artist and Teaching Artist Assistant for that year. As a Producer, you will receive all the beneﬁts of a Director, plus: an invitation to attend or participate in an Opening Act workshop at your adopted school. You may serve as observer, interviewee, or Guest Artist for the day, as you wish, giving you the opportunity to interact with your students ﬁrsthand.
Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Opening Act! Our work would not be possible without the generous work of our extraordinary volunteers.
Opening Act has a wide variety of volunteer opportunities, which you can read more about in the Volunteer portion of our website. Opportunities include:
What kinds of volunteer opportunities interest you? Please select from the following (you can choose as many as you like) and we'll be in touch shortly about next steps.