The Performing Project was founded in 2011 in partnership with The Actors Studio of Newburyport, MA, and the Youth Development Organization of Lawrence, MA. The purpose of the program is to give children in Lawrence an experience in the performing arts that they otherwise wouldn’t be able to afford because of show fees, costume costs, and transportation to rehearsals. Our program gives a theatrical opportunity to over sixty Lawrence students each year. We strive to help actors become more confident in their theatrical ability and themselves. Our motto is “Find Your Inner Star” which is our ultimate goal. The children form friendships and develop self-confidence throughout our two-week summer program and the other theatrical experiences and programs we offer throughout the year.
The Performing Project offers a two week musical theater intensive with multiple scholarships available to students aged 9-18 in the Lawrence Community. The program results in a professional musical theater production performed for over 500 Lawrence residents free of charge.