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.

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Application deadline extended to May 14th!

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 2018-2019 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.
      Alice Renier
      Classic Stage Company
      136 East 13th Street New York, NY 10003


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).