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

Questions? Email info@openstageproject.org

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ACT 2

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

Click here to apply by August 12, 2022!

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

Questions? Email info@openstageproject.org

Upcoming Events

Check back soon for upcoming events!

Program Info

Performances and Career Conversations

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

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Studio Tours

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

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Panels

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

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Mentoring and Internships

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

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Past Events

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 Performance: Phantom of the Opera 

March 13, 2022

Our students attended a performance and career conversation with backstage crew at Phantom of the Opera!

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 Performance: Wicked  

February 2, 2022

Our students attended a performance and career conversation with backstage crew at Wicked!

Performance:
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 Visit: ShowStoppers! 

November 12, 2021

Open Stage Project students visited the ShowStoppers! Exhibit in Times Square to learn about careers in the costume industry.

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