The initial plan, hatched in the mind of Ben, a Julliard PHD candidate, was to mic check the Opera, but we were found out. We went to plan B: an Assembly outside of the doors of the opera just after it ended. When we arrived, Our group was far outnumbered by NYPD who had two paddywagons parked on Broadway. They ushered us into a pen which we loudly occupied. Many of us told our stories about student debt, and dealing with a culture controlled by the 1%. Some spoke more specifically about Julliard. We chanted "Off the Stage and Into the Streets" which provoked the Opera-goers who had just seen students protests onstage and seemed to find it troubling to be met by a real one. Some smiled, and the librettist finally joined us on our sides of the barricades. Then we marched to Lincoln Center and stood nose to nose with a line of cops preventing us to enter. We loudly discussed David H. Koch's donations to Lincoln Center until the police and Lincoln Center manager were forced to evict us from the steps.