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Click here to sign up for updates about our 2025 application!


This program is only open to members of a historically underrepresented group in the general, company, and stage management fields of the theatre industry. In particular, BTSD is programmed for students who are members of racial and/or ethnic minority groups.


  • Must be 18 years of age or older

  • Must have recently graduated, or will be graduating from an undergraduate program in 2024.

  • This is not a program geared towards graduate students.

  • Must be seriously interested in a career in stage management, general management, or company management.

  • This is not a program for actors, directors, designers, or other creative theatre-makers.

  • Must be available for the below dates:

    • One (1) virtual session ahead of the In-Person Weekend (Date TBD)

    • In-Person Weekend in New York City: March 25 - March 30, 2024


Completed Application Form

  • Resumé

  • Personal Statement: In a single page, share an experience that shaped your career path in theatre and explain what drew you to this specific program.Be sure to elaborate on your career goals and which BTSD track you are interested in (general management or stage management).

  • EDI Statement: In a single page, please answer the following questions:

    • What do you think of when you hear equity, diversity, and inclusion?

    • As a member of a historically underrepresented group, what do you see as your biggest barrier to achieving true equity, diversity, and inclusion in the theatre industry?

  • Contact information for Two (2) Professional or Academic References that can speak to your work ethic and career aspirations

    • Examples include college professors, intern directors, job supervisors, guidance counselors.

    • Should not include personal references, such as family members, classmates, roommates, etc

For any questions on the application process, please email

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