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The Broadway League offers FREE Broadway career panel discussions to high schools and colleges through our Broadway Speakers Bureau. Now in its ninth season, these interactive seminars share information about non-performance careers in the arts (producing, general management, marketing, press, stage management, etc.) with schools around the country. Our speakers include award-winning professionals associated with many of the top Broadway shows such as Wicked, Billy Elliot, Follies, Stick Fly, Seminar, Other Desert Cities, and Rent.
For more information or to schedule a seminar, please email Erica Ryan.
Our speakers in a New York City studio connect with students from your city via distance learning video conferencing. These seminars are live (not taped), and we encourage the students to ask questions of the speakers. Seminars are specifically geared toward high school or college students. While sessions are limited to four schools/locations each (on a first-come, first-served basis), an unlimited number of students may participate from each location, and schools are encouraged to partner with other schools in their area if applicable.
WE ARE HAPPY TO ARRANGE INDIVIDUAL DISTANCE LEARNING SEMINARS FOR YOUR SCHOOL UPON REQUEST, ACCORDING TO YOUR CLASS SCHEDULE AND DEPENDING ON THE NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS.
Participating schools must have video conference equipment such as Tandberg, Polycom, Sony, or Lifesize, and must have IP or internet connectivity (we can also bridge to an ISDN if necessary). Our technical staff will coordinate with yours in advance to work out logistical details.
Broadway Speakers Bureau events take place either at a school's Manhattan campus or at the League's midtown offices, where our conference room seats up to 40 students. We are happy to schedule a 60-minute or 90-minute seminar according to your students' weekday availability and the number of participants. Students learn from seasoned professionals, and receive information on internship opportunities in theatre-industry offices and student-priced and rush ticket policies for Broadway shows.
Participating colleges have included Barnard College, Baylor University, Binghamton University, Borough of Manhattan Community College, Brandeis University, Brooklyn College, Butler University, Clemson University, Drexel University, Emerson College, Gettysburg College, Indiana University, Ithaca College, the Juilliard School, Long Island University, Marymount Manhattan College, Michigan State University, Muhlenberg College, New York University, Penn State, Rutgers University, and University of Buffalo. The program has also included high school students around the country and international students from Singapore Management University.