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Wendy Project Student Steps on the Big Stage!

Date: Apr 17, 2019


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One of TDF’s very own Wendy Wasserstein Project participants, Thursday Williams, can be seen making her Broadway debut in What the Constitution Means to Me. She is currently a senior at William Cullen Bryant High School in Queens. Her program mentor, James Lapine, will be taking her group to see her performance.

The Wendy Wasserstein Project, formerly known as Open Doors, was founded in 1998 by the late Wendy Wasserstein. Wendy asked one simple question: “What would happen if you brought eight NYC high school kids to the theatre and sat down afterwards over pizza and soda and talked about what they had seen?” With the help of leading industry professionals serving as mentors, over the years this has blossomed into 24 mentorships that see six shows per season and concludes with a ceremony where students, teachers and mentors come together to celebrate a season full of theatre and fellowship. Participants receive free TDF memberships and are encouraged to continue seeing shows at a discounted rate.

About Thursday Williams: She recently appeared in What the Constitution Means to Me at New York Theatre Workshop and is currently a senior at William Cullen Bryant High School in Queens. She has debated at Brooklyn Law School and NYU through the Legal Outreach Program and completed a judicial internship at the Civil Supreme Court through the Sonia & Celina Sotomayor Judicial Internship Program last summer. She is also a Sergeant for the Explorers Program at the 103 Precinct.

You can read more about Thursday Williams on TDF Stages

Top image: Thursday Williams and Heidi Schreck in What the Constitution Means to Me on Broadway. Photo by Joan Marcus.

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