A Second Act for Troubled Teenagers at a Broadway Theatre Company

In 2013, the Manhattan Theatre Club launched a new program called the Stargate Theatre Company. It’s an innovative solution for teenagers with criminal records that brings them to the Broadway stage.

Each summer the Stargate Theatre Company employs teens to write, rehearse and perform an original theatrical piece which provides work experience and teaches literacy. Last summer, the company wrote and performed an autobiographical show reflecting their collective aspirations, fears and struggles in a play titled Weathering the Storm.


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