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TDF presented the first open-captioned performance of a Broadway show, Barrymore, in 1997.

TDF engages New York City students, from budding playwrights to first-time theatregoers, with programs that connect the performing arts to their lives.
Open Doors
A mentoring program offering select groups of students an in-depth experience with arts professionals.
Stage Doors
Teaching artists collaborate with classroom teachers to develop a series of eight in-class sessions to prepare students for an engaged theatre experience.
Residency Arts Project
An intensive program that integrates teaching artists into a classroom for 24 sessions that results in a final performance of original work.
A fresh perspective on theatre, an online forum for conversation, connecting the young theatergoing community in active and personal response to New York theatre.
TDF Professional Development
Customized arts integration training
New Audiences for New York
Community partnerships to make theatre accessible
Provides access to Broadway theatre for a diverse range of not-for-profit and social organizations.
BEAT Bridging Education and Theatre
An exciting partnership
Designed to introduce the CUNY community to New York City's performing arts.
Access for Young Audiences
Broadway performances for students with disabilities
Provides sign language interpreted and open-captioned or audio-described performances of Broadway shows.
TDF Drama Dialogues
Conversations with theatre professionals
Commercial Theatre Institute Commercial Theater Institute
Nurturing new producing talent for the commercial theatre. A joint project of TDF and The Broadway League, Inc. dedicated to training the next generation of commercial theatre producers.