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Introducing Young Women to Backstage Theatrical Arts

What is Open Stage Project?


A free after school program designed to introduce young women to the backstage theatrical arts. This program aims to create a revolution in the arts by empowering women's voices in all areas of theatrical storytelling.

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Spring 2020

Open Stage Project is gearing up for a few months filled with shows, talkbacks, panels and shop visits. These opportunities are open to any interested female-identifying high school student and is free of charge to attend.


If you or your student(s) would like more information on our Spring programming, click below. And check back in the next few weeks as we announce our upcoming events.



January 8th, 2020

Students began the evening by meeting with the fellows of the Theatrical Workforce Development Program at The Roundabout Theatre Company. After discussing the two programs as well as the members' goals over pizza, the two groups of students headed over to the American Airlines Theatre to attend A Soldier's Play together.

January 7th, 2020

We began the new year with a visit to Oklahoma! and a talkback after with the females working backstage including a stage manager, head props master, wardrobe supervisor, sound technician and the theater's general manager.

November 26th, 2019

To kick off the holiday season, students attended a performance of Slava's Snow Show and a talkback after with the females working backstage including our Executive Director, Margaret Skoglund, who also serves as the show's General Manager.

Panel: Breaking Down Broadway

November 19th, 2019

In November, Open Stage Project sponsored a panel of five women who've made careers backstage on Broadway. The standing room-only event was attended by students from schools in all five boroughs as well as industry professionals and union representatives.

November 11th, 2019

In November, Act 2 students toured Propstar, an almost entirely female props shop right in midtown Manhattan! The owner of the shop lead students on an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour. 

October 18th, 2019​​

To kick off the fall semester, Act 2 students attended a performance of Wicked at the Gershwin Theater. The show was followed by a talkback with female backstage crew members.

May 20th, 2019

On May 20th, students from the Academy for Careers in Television and Film toured Steiner Studios. Located in the Brooklyn Navy Yard, Steiner Studios is a 580,000 square foot Hollywood-style production and support facility. The studio tour was led by Local 52 member Jenny Kane.

Click ​below to donate to Open Stage Project and help get more women backstage!