FIAF is thrilled to host NYC’s first ever All IN(clusive) All-City Theatre Ensemble presentation NEXT STOP, an original musical production.
In response to the important and heightened awareness of equity, diversity and inclusivity in the educational and professional theater worlds, the NYC Department of Education Theater Program introduces the innovative All IN(clusive) All-City Theatre Ensemble.
With generous support from the Shubert Foundation, this Ensemble of inspired public school creative teens—representing the city’s dynamic diversity of backgrounds and abilities—collaborate, devise and produce a unique musical production. A caring team of gifted professional theater artist educators facilitate the students’ community-building and artistry, guiding them to create original work based on their individual experiences and collective imaginations.
“Everyone has something to offer. So many teens I have seen and met and now connected with, and it serves as a reminder to make sure we don’t leave anyone behind.” — Amanda All IN Student Artist
“We are unique in every sort of way–artistically and personally. We are all different and that comes out in our art. It’s what makes our musical more special.” — Ibiana, All IN Student Artist
“I feel welcome here.” — Neal, All IN Student Artist