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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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).