Open Stage 


Introducing young women to backstage theatrical careers

Our Mission

Open Stage Project aims to achieve gender parity in the backstage theatrical arts by educating, mentoring, and empowering under-served high school girls.* 

*We use an inclusive definition of "girls," “women,” and “female,” and we welcome trans women, genderqueer women, and non-binary people. We believe in supporting the many intersections of our members’ identities, such as but not limited to race, sexual orientation, gender expression, socioeconomic class, and immigrant/indigenous status.


Program Overview

Open Stage Project teaches job-readiness with an eye toward workforce development in our Act 1, Act 2, and Act 3 programs. We focus on resume-building and job training to close the gender gap backstage. Our events include performances, career conversation, studio tours, panels, and mentorship opportunities..

Upcoming Events

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 Virtual Career Fair 

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 Virtual Fall Panel 


Student Testimonials

Act 2 Student


"Open Stage Project taught me how to network, which translated through to school as well. It’s important to build the skills to reach out and to not be afraid.”

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Contact Us
Open Stage Project

526 West 26th Street, Studio 522
New York, NY 10001​

Tel:( 917) 969-9102

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