TDF's Open Doors receives a TONY!

By Sabrina KhanAssistant Editor Fourteen years ago, Tony- and Pulitzer-winning playwright Wendy Wasserstein and Broadway production stage manager, Roy Harris joined with TDF to found Open Doors, a program they committed to bringing teenagers to the theatre. That’s exactly what they did. Wasserstein and Harris took eight DeWitt Clinton High School students to six Broadway shows over the school year and had post-performance discussions over pizza. Since then, the program has connected working theatre professionals, from playwrights to directors and everyone in between, as mentors sharing their time, advice and dedication to over 1500 students all across the five boroughs. Today, the tradition continues to include 21 high school groups. Opening their hearts and minds to theatre, the program has been a tremendous success among the youth and this year has been recognized with a Tony Honor for Excellence in the Theatre. Congratulations are in order for TDF and Open Doors, who will receive the award at the annual Tony Eve Cocktail Party on Saturday, June 9.