ENACT understands that children learn best when their social and emotional needs are met. Healthy student development is often hindered when a student has experienced neglect and trauma.   ENACT has been a pioneer of trauma-informed practices and social, emotional learning since our inception in 1987 and has reached over 150,000 youth in New York City’s five boroughs.

Show Up! 2018 (2)

52nd Street Project: 789 10th Avenue, New York, NY – 2nd Floor

Show UP! is ENACT’s Dropout Prevention showcase featuring students and professional actors. An original dramatic performance, tackling topics such as bullying, peer pressure, gun violence, and mental wellness. Show UP! celebrates students’ resiliency and the many ways they show up in their lives every day.

Pre-Show Reception: 5:30-6:30PM
Join us for light snacks and beverages to celebrate ENACT’s 30th anniversary working with NYC public schools!

Performance: 6:30PM

Honoring Council Member Daniel Dromm, remarks from Cynthia Germanotta and Shadille Estepan, from Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation
Special Appearance by Hawk Newsome, Black Lives Matter/NY, President



Featuring students from:

Curtis High School (Staten Island)
Khalil Gibran International Academy (Brooklyn)
Long Island City High School (Queens)
M.S. 363 Academy for Personal Leadership and Excellence (Bronx) 


The “magic” is in our method that combines interactive theater and our signature drama-therapy techniques and is delivered by teams of engaging professional actors and counselors. Our evidence-based approach demonstrates that ENACT programs increase attendance, greatly improve behavior and lessen violent incidents while improving overall school climate. While our method is highly adaptive for customized success, we have had greatest impact on:

* Schools suffering from extraordinary drop-out rates, such as alternative learning centers and schools at risk of      failing * Disengaged and truant youth * Students with history of violence/behavior management issues * Put-at-risk youth * Schools experiencing intense bullying and cyber-bullying trends - CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE WORK ENACT DOES TO ADDRESS BULLING IN SCHOOLS