Program Overview

Open Stage Project is a free program for female* high school students interested in careers behind the scenes on Broadway and in TV/film. 

*We use an inclusive definition of "girls," “women,” and “female.” 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.

Act 1 events are open to all female* high school students in the NYC area. 


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Act 2 is a year-long, application-based mentorship program for female* high school students entering their Junior or Senior year.

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Act 3 places high school graduates into  paid internships in the Broadway industry. Students must complete our Act 2 program to qualify.
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Upcoming Events

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Program Info

Performances and Career Conversations

Students attend Broadway and Off-Broadway performances followed by exclusive question and answer sessions with female backstage professionals.

Studio Tours

Students tour scenic, props, and costume studios to learn about the construction and design of physical production elements.


Students attend workshops and panels where seasoned professionals discuss the requirements and benefits of union membership.

Mentoring and Internships

We connect Act 2 and Act 3 students to our vast network of successful female professionals for mentoring and internship opportunities. 


Past Events


Panel: Local 52 & Local 600   
Film and TV Panel    

Panel: Film and TV Panel

September 25 2021 

In partnership with the Tradeswomen of Local 52, Open Stage Project hosted a virtual panel to discuss off-stage careers in TV and Film. 


Watch Party and Q&A: Newsies

Watch Party and Q&A: Newsies

April 28, 2021

Students participated in an exclusive Newsies watch party, courtesy of Disney Theatrical Group's Education department, followed by a Q&A with Open Stage Project staff who worked on the Broadway and touring productions.

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Panel: 3rd Annual Union Panel 

Panel: 3rd Annual Union Panel

April 13, 2021 

Over 65 students, teachers, and industry professionals participated virtually in Open Stage Project's annual union panel.