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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


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

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$5,000 - Paid Internship

Support the launch of Open Stage Project’s “Act 3” program, which places 3 young women in paid backstage internships each summer.

Seeking 3 donors

Choose Your Level

$1,000 - Student in Act 2*

$500 - Virtual Watch Party*

Give a high school girl 1 year of exclusive access to industry mentors, job shadowing, and monthly skill building in our advanced “Act 2 program that admits 12 girls annually.

Seeking 12 donors

$200 - New Partner School

Increase the number of students we serve by covering onboarding costs of 1 new partner public high school.

Seeking 10 donors

$2,000 - Industry Panel*

Reach ~200 students who attend our fall and spring panels. Past panelists include Tony winner Rachel Chavkin, Local 1's Eileen Macdonald, and IATSE's Carin Ford.

Seeking 2 donors

Give 70 students the gift of seeing a show for free plus an exclusive career conversation with female backstage crew.

Seeking 4 donors

*All programming continues virtually during COVID-19.

Inaugural Mentor's Circle

We're thrilled to celebrate the members of our Inaugural Mentor's Circle. It is through their dedication and support that we've been able to further grow our organization during these uncertain times.

Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids

Dan Cayre

Lily Fan

Naomi Grabel

Jenny Kane

Sharon Karmazin

Abby Leigh

Ogden Capital Properties

Daryl & Steven Roth

Jenna Segal

Jayne Baron Sherman

Antonio Soddu

Valerie Tootle

Elsa Ward



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*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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Open Stage Project

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

Tel: (917) 969-9102

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