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TADA! Youth Theater Presents World Premiere of Common Ground

This event has already taken place.Thursdays – Sundays, all day, through May 11;

TADA! Youth Theater, Janine Nina Trevens, Producing Artistic Director, presents the World Premiere of Common Ground, a new commissioned musical.

America is a story that we keep telling. Until it comes true. It’s 2018. Immigration crackdowns. Family separation. Life is scary for immigrants in the U.S. But 15-year-old Ysabella Martinez hits town with stars in her eyes, ready to conquer New York and win fame and fortune as an influencer. She joins an after school program for fellow immigrants from all over the world, finds a prickly new best friend in NYC-born Emma, and begins to build her new life. But when ICE detains her and her family, she and her new friends discover that America is nothing like they thought it was.

Recommended audience age 11 and above; no one under age 5 will be allowed in the theater.

Performances are presented by talented members of the Resident Youth Ensemble of TADA! (RYET). The young actors showcase the rich diversity of New York City.  They come from various neighborhoods and boroughs of New York City, encompassing different economic, racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds, as well as diverse abilities and members of the LGBTQIA+ community.



15 W 28th Street
New York, United States