One of the country’s most dynamic and successful programs for the performing arts – Rosie’s Theater Kids, located on West 45th Street in Manhattan – will make its 5th annual trip to Martha’s Vineyard August 12-18, it has been announced by Lori Klinger, Artistic and Executive Director of Rosie’s Theater Kids (RTKids).
Twenty-eight young performers from the ACTE II program (grades 9 through 12) living in underserved neighborhoods in NYC will spend the week in a performing arts intensive study at the Vineyard Arts Project in Edgartown, Mass. The students chosen to participate in this great getaway from NYC are all RTKids scholarship recipients, selected for their exceptional dedication and professionalism in RTKids classes year-round. Along with their studies, the students will explore the island and perform at a Summer Celebration fundraiser for RTKids.
The Summer Celebration fundraiser will take place at Vineyard Arts Project (215 Upper Main Street, Edgartown) Wednesday, August 15, beginning at 6PM with cocktails and performances by RTKids. Tony Award-winner and RTKids Board Member, BD Wong will serve as the evening’s auctioneer. A VIP dinner with performances by award-winning Broadway actress Janet Dacal (In The Heights, Prince of Broadway) and RTKids will follow. Co-chairs for the event include Marci and Michael Cohen; Donna and Ken Hamel; Joanne and Marty Homlish; Jayne Lipman and Bob Goodman; Ashley Melone and Nick Mills; Meg Ryan; and Susan and Barry Tatelman. Tickets for the event can be purchased at https://rosiestheaterkids.org/mv2018