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.
Apply today for Open Stage Project's 2021-2022 Act 2 Program! This FREE program is for NYC public high school girls* interested in behind-the-scenes careers in theater, film, and TV.
Selected students attend Broadway shows with post-show talkbacks, tour physical production shops, and connect directly with industry mentors. The program runs September 2021-May 2022 and continues virtually during COVID-19.
Application Deadline: Saturday, July 31st, 2021 @11:59pm ET
Cost to participate: $0
Group interviews will be held after your application has been reviewed, and students will be notified no later than September 1st, 2021.
*We use an inclusive definition of "girls," “women,” and “female” and welcome trans women, genderqueer women, and non-binary people.
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.
Virtual Career Fair
October 17th, 2020
Learn about the multitude of career opportunities backstage on Broadway by hearing from female industry professionals live on Zoom.
Watch Party: Kinky Boots
October 2nd, 2020
Our students watched a recording of Kinky Boots followed by a talkback with backstage professionals from the show.