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. 

 

Sign up here.

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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 learn more.

Click here to apply

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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.
Coming soon.

Upcoming Events

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.

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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 Business of Broadway Panel 

Business of Broadway Panel

Tuesday Nov. 10th at 4pm ET

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 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. 

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 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.

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