Illuminate 2016

Inspiring! Uplifting! Illuminating!

Those were just a few of the responses we heard after our 22nd Express Yourself production – Illuminate – May 26 at Boston’s Citi Wang Theater. More than 250 youth on the stage wowed  a record-breaking 2,400 supporters in the audience.

Youth performing could feel the excitement, energy and support and were proud of their year long creative process that led to this grand performance in collaboration with amazing guest artists.

The images below highlight moments from this year’s incredible show. See additional images on our Flickr page.

Join us for our next show on May 25, 2017 — stay tuned for more info.

Photos by Mike Dean www.mikedeanphotos.com

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Photos by Mike Dean www.mikedeanphotos.com

We are already planning our 23rd annual performance for next year, and we hope to see you there!


Express Yourself celebrates the power of creative arts and changes the lives of underserved youth in the community and in Department of Mental Health treatment facilities.