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The PROJcast

Apr 16, 2021

"You have to admit that you're different, as well. Can we be different together and make music?" - Jai-Lyzz, age 11.

The premiere of a new program at The 52nd Street Project. We brought four young members together with adult volunteers and tasked them with creating a monologue for audio. The young people worked on the...


Mar 17, 2021

“It’s really cool to come here because you get to let out your feelings after school.” - Khailey, age 9.

It’s time for the other half of our latest Playmaking production SMOKE & MIRRORS, The Tricky Plays, Part II. Here are five more the Behind the Pencil interviews with our most recent Playmakers ahead of the...


Feb 18, 2021

“I’m less bored than I used to be. Because in middle school, I would tell myself I was bored 24/7. I’ve only been bored one day this whole year because I stopped telling myself, ‘I’m bored.’” - Darby, age 16

The Teen Ensemble is putting together one of their last productions (ME & U., The Teen One-Acts,...


Feb 5, 2021

“I want to be who I am. I want to be free, free, free. I just want to be free.” - Antonella, age 11

Three more songs from our Songmaking concert, back in November, 2019. Songmaking teaches the kids about the art of writing songs as they collaborate with with graduate students from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts...


Jan 15, 2021

“It’s okay to speak up for yourself ... even if you’re going through some stuff.” - Faith, age 10

When we had to suspend operations in March 2020, we were about to premiere our latest Playmaking production. Now, those plays will be presented on Zoom in a two part production, with Part I on Thursday, January 28,...