Free Broadway career panel discussions are available to high schools and colleges through our Broadway Speakers Bureau. These seminars share information about non-performance careers in the arts (producing, general management, marketing, company management, stage management, design, etc.) with schools around the country. Our speakers include award-winning professionals associated with many top Broadway shows such as Dear Evan Hansen, Come From Away, and more. For more information or to schedule a seminar, please contact Blaire Townshend.
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 about internship opportunities in theatre-industry offices as well as information regarding student ticket discounts and rush tickets for Broadway shows.
For schools based further afield, we connect students from your city with our speakers via video conferencing technology. These events occur live (not taped), and students are encouraged to ask questions of the speakers. An unlimited number of students may attend from each participating location, and schools are encouraged to partner with other schools in their area if applicable. Technical Requirements: The interested schools must have (at the very least) an internet-connected computer with a web-cam and microphone.
Selected participating colleges and organizations over the last 16 seasons include Barnard College, Baylor University, Berklee College of Music, Borough of Manhattan Community College, Brandeis University, Brooklyn College, Butler University, Clemson University, Des Moines Performing Arts, Drexel University, Emerson College, Indiana University, Ithaca College, the Juilliard School, Long Island University, Marymount Manhattan College, Michigan State University, Muhlenberg College, New York University, Omaha Performing Arts, Pennsylvania State University, Rutgers University and University of Buffalo. The program has also included high school students at Fordham High School, Washington Irving High School in Manhattan, Waterbury Magnet School in Connecticut, Hillsboro High School in Oregon; and international students at Singapore University.