Eden Espinosa, Billy Porter and More Honor Jimmy Smits at TDF Gala
BEAT (Bridging Education and Theatre) is a program designed to introduce the CUNY community to New York City's performing arts through a range of programs designed by TDF and tailored to the needs of the CUNY community. Since 80 percent of CUNY students remain in New York City after graduation, this partnership will help them become lifelong theatre goers, able to enjoy and participate in a vital and vibrant part of the cultural life of New York City.
BEAT (Bridging Education and Theatre), which was piloted during the 2010-11 school year has just doubled in scope for its second year. The program was originally piloted on four CUNY Campuses: Baruch College, Brooklyn College, LaGuardia Community College and Lehman College. For this second year the program continues on those four campuses, along with Hunter College, John Jay College New York City College of Technology, Queensboro Community College to bring the total number of colleges served to eight. The program looks to expand each year, eventually to all 24 CUNY campuses.