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.
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Performances and Career Conversations
Students attend Broadway and Off-Broadway performances followed by exclusive question and answer sessions with female backstage professionals.
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.
Performance: Phantom of the Opera
March 13, 2022
Our students attended a performance and career conversation with backstage crew at Phantom of the Opera!
Phantom of the Opera
February 2, 2022
Our students attended a performance and career conversation with backstage crew at Wicked!
November 12, 2021
Open Stage Project students visited the ShowStoppers! Exhibit in Times Square to learn about careers in the costume industry.