ASAP Drama students reunite after more than a year apart!


After more than a year apart, ASAP Drama was able to host its Spring Spectacular Showcase event IN-PERSON, and we couldn’t have been more thrilled to see everyone together again

More than 60 students gathered at the Elaine C. Levitt Auditorium at the University of the Arts to participate in different theatre games and professional-led workshops and culminating with the chance to share their originally devised work with ASAP Drama students from across the city.

Ms. Nubia, ASAP Drama Club Leader, MLK Rec. Center

“The ASAP Drama Festival this year was riveting. I was excited about all the workshops my students participated in and the plus was all workshops were grade appropriate. ASAP drama provided a fusion of dance, singing and monologue classes. The professional teaching artist lead with a balance of driving students hard and giving them space to be creative.” 

Students speak on their favorite part

One of the students’ favorite creative sessions was learning choreography featured in the hit musical Hamilton from artist Taylor J. Mitchell.

This Thursday marks the last day of ASAP’s fiscal year and while the curtain has closed on school-year performances, summer is here – setting a new stage to introduce Philly kids to activities that can enrich and inspire them. We continue to be proud of the accomplishments of our kids, awed by the perseverance and commitment of our partners, and humbled by the generous support we have received during such unprecedented times in our community.

How you can help!

With your help, this summer we can create safe, enriching spaces for hundreds of young people throughout Philadelphia – keeping them engaged and on track to hit the ground running this coming school year.

In this important work, we are most grateful for your continued support and partnership!