In 1998 Wendy Wasserstein and TDF wanted to see if theatre was relevant to young people. We took eight high school students to see six shows in a season and afterward had pizza and talked.
Today that experiment has blossomed into 24 mentorships. Top theatre professionals share their time and expertise with students throughout the five boroughs. Together they see hundreds of shows a year and come together.
This program is formerly known as TDF Open Doors.
By the numbers: 192 students, 24 schools, 24 teachers, 28 mentors, 144 shows.
TDF is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to bringing the power of the performing arts to everyone.