Our Grand Annual Performance
Express Yourself introduces young people to the world of music, dance, theater, and visual art — with life-changing results.
It’s going to be another remarkable performance, featuring 150 Express Yourself youth and many special guests.
With art as a springboard, at-risk youth and young people with mental illness move from alienation to belonging. They learn to express themselves in healthy, positive ways using a variety of creative means, and in the process, discover inner strengths and a sense of connection with others.
Many of these children have experienced serious trauma and loss in their lives. Too often, community resources are not available, putting them at high-risk for serious, long-term difficulties. By igniting the creative spirit, Express Yourself provides these youth with valuable life skills for successfully facing life’s challenges.
Unconditional care and support builds trust and confidence, laying a foundation for meaningful contribution to the community.
Again this May, in a grand performance for friends, family, and the community, the creative works of our young people will be celebrated at the Citi Performing Arts Center Wang Theatre. For most, it’s a rare experience to have their contributions acknowledged in public. For all, it’s proof that art is a powerful tool for connection.
For more information visit: www.exyo.org.
Plan Your Evening
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Wang Theatre has housed the performing arts since opening in 1925, developing from a movie “cathedral” and home to vaudeville musicals and big bands, to today’s role as an impressive venue for world-class theatre, music, Broadway, and dance.