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Open Stage is Changing the Game

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Students from all 5 NYC boroughs network with Broadway professionals, as well as their own peers and future colleagues.



In addition to the backstage space, students tour scenic, props, and lighting shops to gain a full understanding of the pieces it takes to put a show together.

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Each student builds a lasting relationship with a mentor that will stay with them well after their time in the Open Stage program. 

A donation to Open Stage Project is an actionable way to help ensure equal representation in the entertainment community. Open Stage Project students are the future of Broadway and the faces of a more inclusive backstage space.

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Ways to Give

By Check

Make check out to "Open Stage Project Inc." and mail to:

Open Stage Project

526 W. 26th St.

Studio 522

New York, NY 10001


Click here to make your donation online:


Shape a student's life with the gift of your time.

Email to sign up.

$10,000 - Executive Producer

$5,000 - Co-Producer

Sponsor full Act 2* Class including...

  • Tickets to 5 shows for Act 2 members & OpenStage Project chaperones.

  • Food for students prior to shows.

  • Honoraria for all Open Stage Project talkback attendees at performance.

  • Transportation to & from all events.

Choose Your Level

Sponsor Act 2* Capstone Project including...

  • A/V equipment for student vlogging.

  • Video/podcast hosting platform.

  • Outing for students & professional mentors.

  • Transportation needs.

  • All final presentation needs (hors d'oeuvres, venue, etc.)

$1,500 - Benefactor

$1,000 - Director

Sponsor one student throughout the Act 2* process including...

  • Tickets to all five performances for Act 2 students.

  • Food prior to all five performances.

  • Transportation to & from performances & events.


Sponsor one full performance experience for Act 2* including...

  • Tickets to show for Act 2* students & OpenStage Project chaperone(s).

  • Food for students prior to show.

  • Honoraria for all Open Stage Project talkback attendees at performance.

  • Transportation to & from event.

$100 - Sponsor a Mentor/Mentee Outing

Sponsor an outing for an Act 2* student & their mentor including...

  • Coffee/lunch for both the student and mentor.

  • Transportation to & from outing.


Contact Mary Ragus at

*Act 2 is a full year, application-only program for female high school students entering their Junior or Senior year.  This group of 8-10 students attend Broadway shows with post-show talkbacks, tour scenic/props studios, and are each paired with a mentor to guide them as they pursue secondary education.  The program runs September-May and is completely free for students.
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