"These opportunities give my students a different outlook on everything."
– Teacher, Situation Project Partner School
Over 10,000 student trips to more than 25 Broadway productions and renowned cultural institutions: countless new memories are being created. Situation Project has made an incredible impact in a very short period of time by igniting the imaginations of students in our local communities. The experiences speak for themselves...
Cirque du Soleil | The Lyric Theatre
In November 2016, 625 Situation Project students attended Cirque du Soleil's newest Broadway show, Paramour. The performance was followed by a student-led media junket with M.S. 278's Public Speaking enrichment class interviewing members of the cast and crew. Students learned these accomplished artists how they achieved success, honed their public speaking skills, and experienced a media event firsthand.
paramour Short Films Festival
At the start of the 2016 school year, Situation Interactive agency staff volunteers began a long-term project with students from M.S. 278. The students have been learning about film-making by develping and producing short films based on the themes and styles presented in Paramour. The students meeting weekly at the school with their agency mentors. They attended a performance in mid-November, and later visited the agency's offices in midtown to edit footage. We plan to premiere the films at the end of the spring semester.
Metropolitan Museum OF ART
On June 5th, 2015 we arranged an #EmptyMet Tour - a private, pre-hours tour of the renowned Metropolitan Museum of Art, for the 8th Grade photography class of MS 343. During this experience, the students were given a tour of the galleries before it opened to the public.
Career Day at situation interactive
Eighty graduating students from MS 343 joined a group of industry experts at Situation Interactive's agency offices in March, 2016 for "Before You Go", the ultimate career day. In preparation for their graduation, the students took mini-workshops in video, photography, and improvisation, and participated in a panel discussion led by a group of creatives who spoke about their experiences working in the industry. Read more here.
Canon | Weinstein Company
In the winter of 2016, in partnership with Canon U.S.A. Inc. and Finding Neverland at Broadway's Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, students from MS 343 were invited to a dress rehearsal of Finding Neverland to express their imaginations through the lens of a camera. With the help of special guest Broadway photographer Carol Rosegg, and educators from Canon, students were given the unique opportunity to share the skills they learned in the classroom and get a behind-the-scenes look of a Broadway show in action. Read more here.
Tony Danza | Honeymoon in Vegas
In 2014, we gave the faculty, administrators, and staff of our schools a night to remember with tickets to Broadway's Honeymoon in Vegas, followed by a talk-back featuring the show's star Tony Danza.
For the past several years, Damian Bazadona has presented a talk about Situation Project's efforts and progress to a crowd of experts from a wide range of fields at TEDxBroadway. His first TEDx talk, which introduced Situation Project, was in February, 2015. Each year, his presentation about our organization is met with support and excitement.
CAST OF Spider-man: Turn off the Dark
Situation Project's first experience was in Fall 2012, when we took the entire M.S. 343 to see Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark. Until then, most of the students had never been on a field trip, much less to see a Broadway show. The Spider-Man company was so moved by the experience that they organized a day of Spider-Man at the school where members of the cast and creative team spoke to the students in small groups. The highlight came at the end of the day when the cast performed songs from the show in the auditorium.
scratch workshop at Situation Interactive
Situation Project students spent the day at the Situation Interactive midtown offices to learn about the intersection between art and technology through a hands-on workshop on Scratch. Through interactions with agency employees, they also explored career opportunities in the marketing and advertising world.