Opportunities for Students

CSC offers students in high school and college a variety of paths to explore the theater industry as young professionals. Through our NextGen Teen Leadership Program and administrative internships, students who are seriously considering a career in theater receive hands-on experience and become an essential part of our team.

NextGen: Teen Leadership in the Arts

For teens with a passion for theater, strong leadership skills, and a desire to learn all aspects of professional performing arts, CSC offers a unique opportunity to be a vital part of an acclaimed Off-Broadway company.

NextGen members are the leaders of the next generation of artists and audiences. Members participate in workshops, get to go behind-the-scenes, develop business skills, and gain insight through interaction with full-time staff and meetings with theater professionals.

For more NextGen information, sign up for our email, follow NextGen on Tumblr, or contact Michael Mullen at Michael.Mullen@classicstage.org



Apply to be a part of NextGen by following the steps below. Please read the application requirements. Only fully-completed applications will be considered.

Application Requirements

  • Must be in high school (grades 9-12) at the start of the 2019-2020 school year.
  • Must make a nine-month commitment (September-May), with mandatory meetings twice a month on Mondays from 4:30pm to 6:00pm at CSC.
  • Must be responsible for transportation to and from CSC (136 East 13th Street).
  • Must demonstrate considerable leadership skills and a desire to learn about all aspects of professional theater.

Application Components

  • Contact Information (student, parent/guardian, emergency) – Complete online.
  • Short answer essay questions – Complete online.
  • Permission form – Print a copy and have a parent/guardian fill out the following page.
  • Letter of recommendation – Ask a professional who knows you well (teacher, program coordinator, religious leader, mentor, etc.) to write you a short letter of recommendation.


For each CSC production, NextGen members plan Teen Takeover performances. Members run the box office, usher, host the post-performance discussion, and oversee all aspects of the event.

Join us at an upcoming Teen Takeover this season! Middle and high school students may use code TEEN10 for $10 tickets when booking tickets.

Tickets are subject to availability. Limit of 2 tickets per student (valid student ID required).


CSC internships offer in-depth work experience operating an off-Broadway theater, and an exciting environment for sharpening real-world skills. Interns are an integral part of the team, and participate in staff and production meetings, observe rehearsals, assist with behind-the-scenes efforts, lead specific projects, and help execute events, including galas and opening nights.

CSC is not accepting internship applications at this time. Please check back in the future for details.

Internships are offered in three professional tracks:


Learn about curriculum and study guide development, data collection/entry for program evaluation, and observe hands-on teaching work in the schools.

Marketing and Communications

Acquire a variety of skills relating to media planning, cross-promotion, publicity, and institutional archiving.

Theater Management

Learn about business correspondence, budgets, contracts, scheduling, and planning and executing special events.