MANAGING DIRECTOR

The Managing Director leads Northern Stage as a co-equal with Producing Artistic Director, Carol Dunne.  Northern Stage, in its 25th year of programming, is a dynamic LORT-D professional theater with a budget of $4 million in White River Junction, Vermont.  The theater resides near Dartmouth College at the crossroads of Vermont and New Hampshire and serves a passionate theater-going community with a mission to “Change lives, one story at a time.”  The Managing Director will oversee the company’s financial, administrative, and business operations.

The Managing Director reports directly to the Board of Directors, as does the Producing Artistic Director.  Direct reports to the Managing Director include the General Manager, Director of Development, Director of Sales and Marketing and the Special Projects Manager.  The Producing Artistic Director and Managing Director work closely on all marketing and development strategies, with the Producing Artistic Director setting the branding and artistic vision for marketing strategy.

Northern Stage’s Managing Director will be a “yes. . . and” leader, supporting this unique company with patience and fairness.  They will be a strong leader of Anti-Racism and passionately continue the diversification of the company.  They will put the company and the audiences first, making decisions that serve the greater good.  They will support risk taking and the knowledge that visionary art leads a world class institution.  They will have a good sense of humor, a strong belief in the power of theater to change lives, and an attitude of flexibility in supporting a company that aspires to do great things.  They will be resilient and able to overcome obstacles with the knowledge that Northern Stage can and must continue to thrive at a time when the theater industry has been deeply challenged.

Key Roles and Responsibilities Include:

  • Together with the Producing Artistic Director create a world class theater company in a setting that intriguingly combines the rural and the sophisticated.
  • Work with the Producing Artistic Director and the company to achieve Anti-Racist goals and implement strong Anti-Racist support systems.
  • Lead the development of an annual budget (including the development of an annual salary/staffing/housing plan) based on sound revenue projections. Manage the budget using accurate and efficient financial management tools and techniques. Control expenditures, create forecasting models and scenario plans, and maintain consistent financial analysis of the organization.
  • Work with the Producing Artistic Director to support the development of an artistic plan for Northern Stage that includes the annual mainstage season, an outdoor summer season, the development of new plays and musicals, Off-Broadway residencies and workshops, a broad education program and other programming.
  • Support the Producing Artistic Director’s leadership of programs for the Helen Gurley Brown Foundation with financial oversight and administrative leadership.
  • Attend Board meetings and committee meetings as appropriate and as requested by the Chair of the Board. Act as a staff leader on Finance & Board Development Board Committees, as well as other ad-hoc committees (Strategic Framework, Communications, Housing) as appropriate.
  • Supervise Northern Stage’s development department, including strategy and direct prospect cultivation and solicitation for the capital campaign and annual development activities of the company.
  • With the Development Director and the Special Projects Manager, oversee the fundraising for and design and implementation of workforce housing on Gates Street. This new 30-unit housing development will help to alleviate statewide housing shortages while improving the lives of the Northern Stage staff and artists.
  • Manage office staff in a positive and nurturing way, practicing radical mentorship and encouraging a healthy work-life balance.
  • Provide overall leadership for the sales and marketing efforts of the organization, including audience development, media, sales, public relations, publications, growth strategies for all earned income, and institutional marketing.
  • Oversee and guide facilities, equipment and/or furnishings maintenance, upkeep to ensure code compliance and adherence to safety standards as prescribed by OSHA and collective bargaining partners. Direct the work of the staff responsible for facilities, equipment and/or furnishings. Make decisions or recommendations regarding rentals, new purchases or replacements of existing facilities, equipment, or furnishings.
  • With the Producing Artistic Director, take an active role as an advocate in the community, and with the Producing Artistic Director, serve as the public face of the company.
  • With the Producing Artistic Director and Board representatives stimulate the development of a strategic plan that supports visionary work while building a sustainable financial future.
  • Support the Producing Artistic Director who serves as the key negotiator for all contracts on behalf of Northern Stage, including those for production rights, tours and Off- Broadway transfers and any Northern Stage activities offsite, and in a supervisory role for individuals should department heads need support.
  • With the Producing Artistic Director, take an active role as a key representative of the organization on the national stage, with the League of Resident Theaters, Theater Communications Group, and other national and international networks and persons.

Job Type: Full time, with some nights and weekends required

Contract Dates: To be determined with successful candidate.

Compensation: LORT-D competitive salary

Benefits: Dental, Vision, Life insurance, Accident insurance, Health Coverage, PTO, and moving stipend

How to apply: Submit the following materials via Submittable:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Three (3) professional references

We believe the most important and impactful art is made when we consider and commit to inclusion, diversity, equity and access both on and off of our stage. We highly encourage folks who are Black, Native or Indigenous, People of Color, Queer or Trans, Poor or Working Class, Disabled, Young, Elderly, and/or who speak English as a second language to apply. To learn more about Northern Stage, please visit our website: www.northernstage.org. No phone calls please.

Northern Stage, a LORT D 240 seat regional theater in White River Junction, VT, seeks an experienced Sound Engineer for its summer season. The Sound Engineer is responsible for executing the approved designs and mixing two Northern Stage productions during the summer season (6/1/22-7/31/22). We are ideally looking for a single candidate for both the outdoor production of Side By Side by Sondheim (6/1-7/10) as well as the indoor education production of Urinetown (7/11-7/31). However, candidates only available for one production may be considered and are encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Oversee day-to-day operations within the sound department, leading install and maintenance of all sound elements, and ensuring a safe and healthy work environment.
  • Interpret and sound designs, work with Production Management to organize rentals/borrows, and facilitate communication with designers.
  • Responsible for creation and maintenance of practical sound needs.
  • Program and operate QLab and the audio console as needed, mixing live band/vocals.
  • Maintain and repair summer sound equipment.
  • Provide support for events outside the mainstage and education seasons as needed.
  • Support other production departments as needed.

Qualifications

  • 1+ years experience in professional theatrical sound engineering and mixing.
  • Ability to mix musicals with up to 26 wireless microphones and a 3-8 piece orchestra.
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, collaborative, and communication skills.
  • Ability to prioritize, multi-task, and maintain a positive attitude in fast-paced environments.
  • Proficiency programming sound in QLab, and the ability to run a Yamaha M7CL.
  • Experience with Pro Tools and Logic Pro a plus.
  • In depth knowledge of signal flow, RF coordination, wireless microphone prep and maintenance, and digital and analog audio consoles.
  • Ability to ensure proper maintenance and usage of all sound equipment.
  • Ability to work on ladders, in lifts, and at heights of up to 21’ on a tension mesh grid.

Job Type Full time, with some nights and weekends required

Contract Dates: 6/1/22 - 7/31/22 with possibility for extension

Compensation: $17.50/h + overtime paid at time and a half

Housing: Housing and all utilities provided by Northern Stage

How to apply: Submit the following materials via Submittable:

  • Cover letter (please indicate availability)
  • Resume
  • Three (3) professional references

We believe the most important and impactful art is made when we consider and commit to inclusion, diversity, equity and access both on and off of our stage. We highly encourage folks who are Black, Native or Indigenous, People of Color, Queer or Trans, Poor or Working Class, Disabled, Young, Elderly, and/or who speak English as a second language to apply. To learn more about Northern Stage, please visit our website: www.northernstage.org.

Northern Stage, a LORT D 240 theater in White River Junction, VT, seeks  Carpenters for its 2022 summer season. Northern Stage produces a summer mainstage season featuring an outdoor musical in the 200 seat Courtyard Theatre and indoor education programming in the 240 seat Byrne theatre. This position will work closely with the scene shop staff to execute all necessary scenic activity for the two summer productions as well as assist with building and striking the outdoor Courtyard Theatre under the leadership of the Technical Director.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Work with the TD and shop staff to build, load in, and strike each production.
  • Assist in maintaining shop equipment/inventory, and in keeping the scene shop clean and safe.
  • Assist in installing the outdoor Courtyard Theatre.
  • Finish work (molding and some painting).
  • Support other production departments as needed, and promote a safe and healthy work/learning environment alongside other staff and apprentices.

Qualifications:

  • 1+ year of professional theater carpentry and/or related educational experience.
  • Knowledge of theatrical building techniques.
  • Ability to read construction drawings and build plans.
  • Excellent communication and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work independently and in collaboration with others.
  • Ability to prioritize, multi-task, and work quickly and accurately with attention to detail, maintaining a positive attitude in stressful environments.
  • Proficiency in hand and power tools.
  • Rigging, welding, and steel fabrication experience a plus.
  • Valid driver’s license and ability to drive a box truck.

Job Type Full time, with some nights and weekends required

Contract Dates: 5/18/22 - 7/17/22 with possibility for extension

Compensation: $14/h + overtime paid at time and a half

Housing: Housing included

How to apply: Submit the following materials via Submittable:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Two (2) professional references


We believe the most important and impactful art is made when we consider and commit to inclusion, diversity, equity and access both on and off of our stage. We highly encourage folks who are Black, Native or Indigenous, People of Color, Queer or Trans, Poor or Working Class, Disabled, Young, Elderly, and/or who speak English as a second language to apply. To learn more about Northern Stage, please visit our website: www.northernstage.org.

Northern Stage in White River Junction, VT seeks a part-time House Manager for our upcoming main stage production of Side by Side by Sondheim outdoors in the newly created Courtyard Theater. Northern Stage is a LORT D regional theater, producing six mainstage showings a season, an education season, a New Works festival, and 4-6 other events year-round in both the Courtyard and Byrne Theater.

The House Manager is the caretaker of the audience before, during, and after public performances. This position will work closely with volunteer usher teams and the Audience Services Manager to provide exceptional and efficient customer service to Northern Stage’s patrons.  Ideal candidates are energetic self-starters with a strong sense of teamwork and people skills. Active problem-solving and customer service acumen are essential.  Responsibilities include ensuring patron safety and well-being, ticketing and seating patrons, attending to patron questions and concerns, selling and tracking concessions, assisting the Box Office with ticket sales, enforcing Covid safety guidelines, ensuring house cleanliness and orderliness, and coordinating a team of volunteer ushers.

Additionally, the House Manager will coordinate with the Production Stage Manager to facilitate the timely start of all performances. This is a high-energy position in a fast-paced environment.

Due to COVID-19, the responsibilities for this position are outside of the normal scope of work as we make our way back to full operation. Our protocols are subject to change as advised by the CDC and arts organizations. The health and safety of Northern Stage employees is and will continue to be our top priority.

We believe the most important and impactful art is made when we consider and commit to inclusion, diversity, equity, and access both on and off of our stage. We highly encourage folks who are Black, Native or Indigenous, People of Color, Queer or Trans, Poor or Working Class, Disabled, Young, Elderly, and/or who speak English as a second language to apply.

Qualifications:

  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Polite, personable and professional demeanor
  • Detail-oriented
  • Proficient at multitasking
  • Experience with Patron Manager and other CRM programs is a plus
  • Prior customer service experience is a plus
  • Familiarity with Google Suite
  • Experience managing a team a plus
  • Must be comfortable standing for long periods at a time and being exposed to the unpredictable outdoor weather elements of Vermont.

This is a part-time (approximately 20-30 hours a week), seasonal position beginning June 13 and running through July 10, with hours scheduled during the week/ weekend.


HOW TO APPLY
Please submit the following materials to Ryan Klink, Director of Sales and Marketing, through Submittable:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter

To learn more about Northern Stage, please visit our website: www.northernstage.org. No phone calls, please.

Northern Stage, a LORT D 240 seat regional theater in White River Junction, VT, is seeking production Staff for its 2022-2023 season. Northern Stage produces a mainstage season, an education season, a New Works festival, and 4-6 other events year-round. 

Current open positions: Assistant Technical Director, Master Carpenter, Carpentry Apprentice, Props Apprentice, Costume Shop Supervisor, Costumes/Wardrobe Apprentice, and Sound Engineer.

SALES & MARKETING APPRENTICE

Northern Stage, a LORT D 240 seat regional theater in White River Junction, VT, seeks a highly motivated Sales & Marketing Apprentice for its 2022-2023 season. Northern Stage produces a mainstage season, an education season, a New Works festival, and 4-6 other events year-round. The Sales & Marketing Apprentice will work closely with the Director of Sales & Marketing, the Audience Services Manager, and the Sales & Marketing Associate, and will be an integral part of the Front of House operations during live performances. This Apprenticeship is a learning experience, and will provide the opportunity for the employee to explore all facets of a busy Sales & Marketing Department for a nonprofit theatrical producing institution under the tutelage of experienced professionals.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Provide support to Sales & Marketing Department for targeted individual show and subscription campaigns
  • Serve as House Manager during select performances at Northern Stage’s outdoor and indoor venues
  • Assist in the graphic design and implementation of select print, social media and other online collateral
  • Create and staff special promotional events
  • Provide exceptional and efficient customer service to Northern Stage’s patrons
  • Assist Box Office in ticketing and seating patrons
  • Learn financial reporting on earned income on Northern Stage’s CRM platform

Qualifications Desired:

  • Collaborative team spirit
  • Passion for live theater, detail-oriented, enthusiastic, and friendly attitude
  • Must be able to prioritize in a fast-paced, ever-changing environment
  • Box Office or customer service experience a plus
  • Sense of humor a plus

Job Type Full time, with some nights and weekends required

Contract Dates: 6/1/2022 - 5/29/23. Negotiable start time. Annual contracts negotiated.

Compensation: $12.55/h + overtime paid at time and a half

Benefits: Dental, Vision, Life insurance, and PTO. Subsidized housing available for rent through Northern Stage, all utilities included.

How to apply:  Submit the following materials via Submittable:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Three (3) professional references

We believe the most important and impactful art is made when we consider and commit to inclusion, diversity, equity, and access both on and off of our stage. We highly encourage folks who are Black, Native or Indigenous, People of Color, Queer or Trans, Poor or Working Class, Disabled, Young, Elderly, and/or who speak English as a second language to apply. To learn more about Northern Stage, please visit our website: www.northernstage.org

Development and Marketing Assistant

Northern Stage, a LORT D 240 seat regional theater in White River Junction, VT, seeks a Development and Marketing Assistant for a full-time, year-round position. This position will serve as the liaison between the Sales/Marketing & Development Departments, and will also spend some time as a box office representative during select performances. The Development and Marketing Assistant will work closely with the Director of Sales and Marketing and the Director of Development.

Sales & Marketing Responsibilities & Qualifications::

  • Sell and process ticket sales and fulfill subscriptions with exceptional customer service – over the phone and in person.
  • Keep up with high volume of phone calls, voicemails, and emails and ensuring everyone is being responded back to within 24 hours of reaching out.
  • Help with front of house during select performances – handing out tickets, troubleshooting on the spot – being able to think quickly on your feet in a calm, professional manner with the goal of making patrons happy.
  • Create and design email blasts in Mailchimp.
  • Pull reports for email campaigns.
  • Assist with creating graphics to be used on social media and/or email blasts.
  • Brainstorm ideas with marketing team for marketing each show + assist in execution of ideas.
  • Manage event calendar listings for each show.
  • Assist in calling campaigns as needed.
  • Film archive footage and b-roll for shows.
  • Create videos for social media or email blasts as needed.
  • Maintain patron database to ensure all contact information is correctly formatted and free of errors.
  • Qualify ticket orders.
  • Maintain accurate account of patron vouchers and gift cards.

Development Responsibilities & Qualifications:

  • Aid in development marketing efforts for donor events:
    • Design email and print event invitations .
    • Aid in the design and copy of brochures (Director’s Circle and Producer’s Club).
    • Photograph donor events.
    • Create videos for social media or email blasts as needed.
    • Aid in managing RSVPs for events.
  • Donor relations – aid in calling and mailing campaigns as needed .
  • Administrative duties:
    • Processing check donations weekly
    • Managing the weekly deposit for regular donations (and Act II donations if RA is not in office) – close attention to detail & must have strong organizational skills.
    • creating and printing acknowledgement letters and address labels
      • Microsoft Word proficiency – mail merge.
  • Research grants & foundations for Director of Development that NS may be eligible for.
  • Research what other LORT theaters are doing to ensure we are on par
  • In-Kind donor outreach as needed.
  • Must be able to multitask and prioritize in a fast-paced, constantly changing environment.
  • Familiarity with ticketing systems and a sense of humor a plus.

Job Type Full time, with some nights and weekends required

Contract Dates: 6/1/2022 - 5/29/23. Negotiable start time. Annual contracts negotiated.

Compensation: $15/h + overtime paid at time and a half

Benefits: Dental, Vision, Life insurance, and PTO. Subsidized housing available for rent through Northern Stage, all utilities included.

How to apply:  Submit the following materials via Submittable:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Three (3) professional references

We believe the most important and impactful art is made when we consider and commit to inclusion, diversity, equity, and access both on and off of our stage. We highly encourage folks who are Black, Native or Indigenous, People of Color, Queer or Trans, Poor or Working Class, Disabled, Young, Elderly, and/or who speak English as a second language to apply. To learn more about Northern Stage, please visit our website: www.northernstage.org

DEPARTMENT: Education

Northern Stage in White River Junction, VT seeks knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and playful individuals to serve as Teaching Artists in our BridgeUP: Theater in the Schools Program for Spring 2022. This Program serves 4th-6th grade students in New Hampshire and Vermont public schools, and consists of a 5 week in-person residency where teaching artists introduce, cast, and rehearse a 30 minute cut of a Shakespeare play with the students. This culminates in a performance at both the schools and at Northern Stage. All curriculum is provided for you.

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:

  • Attend all Teaching Artist trainings - these are held weekly throughout the Program’s duration
  • Teach in 2 schools for approximately 4 - 5 hours a week each
  • Collaborate and organize casting, logistics, and preparations with your teaching partner outside of teaching hours

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • College degree or at least 2 years experience in theater performance/production or arts education
  • Enthusiasm for working with children
  • Ability to work as part of a teaching team of two
  • Ability to maintain grace under pressure and to keep up a positive attitude
  • Valid driver’s license preferred

Contract Dates: 04/22/22 - 6/4/22

Compensation: $500/week including housing and transportation

Job Type: Part Time for 5 weeks

HOW TO APPLY

Please submit a headshot, and an acting and/or teaching resume, to Kate Kenney, Director of BridgeUP, via Submittable.

We believe the most important and impactful art is made when we consider and commit to inclusion, diversity, equity, and access both on and off of our stage. We highly encourage folks who are Black, Native or Indigenous, People of Color, Queer or Trans, Poor or Working Class, Disabled, Young, Elderly, and/or who speak English as a second language to apply. To learn more about Northern Stage, please visit our website: www.northernstage.org/education.

Ends on July 1, 2022

BOLD Ventures is a program funded by the Helen Gurley Brown Pussycat Foundation to offer grants to artists to develop new and innovative work for the American theater. Proposals for grants will be accepted beginning May 20, 2022 for the 2022-2023 and beyond theater seasons (we recognize timelines are longer due to  COVID-19.) The grants are in the range of $3,000 to $10,000 per project.

Thank you for considering registering for Education Programs at Northern Stage.

- If you qualify for our Sliding Scale, please fill out the form below to take advantage of our tuition support. 

- You will be required to submit EITHER Pay Stubs for the last 90 days OR the first two pages of the parents'/guardians' most recent federal income tax return. Without these documents we will not be able to process your submission.

- If you believe you qualify for further financial aide, you may provide information about additional circumstances we should consider in our optional statement of need.

- Northern Stage uses the Vermont Department for Children and Families Child Care Financial Assistance Sliding Fee Scales as a guideline.

- Once submitted, your responses are valid through June 1, 2023 and will apply to all programs you participate in.

Applications may be submitted through this Submittable form, postal mail, or email:

Mail:
Northern Stage
Attn: Jaclyn Pageau
76 Gates Street
White River Junction, VT 05001

Email:
jpageau@northernstage.org

If you have any questions or concerns please contact Education Manager, Jackie Pageau, at jpageau@northernstage.org.

Hello adVenturers! Please help us to evaluate the effectiveness of the BOLD Ventures grant at your theater by submitting this form within 60 days of your project's public showing.  If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact me at cdunne@northernstage.org

About BOLD Ventures

An offering of the BOLD Theater Women’s Leadership Circle, BOLD Ventures is a new program funded by the Helen Gurley Brown Foundation that offers micro-grants to artists and small organizations to develop new and innovative work for the American theater. Applications are by invitation only; however, we do accept unsolicited Letters of Intent from artists who wish to receive an application.

2021 Grant Overview

BOLD Ventures grants are in the range of $5,000 to $10,000 per project. Grants above $10,000 will only be awarded in extraordinary circumstances. The grant may cover no more than one half of project expenses.

Applications for the 2021 BOLD Ventures grant cycle will open April 1 and close May 21; grant award recipients will be notified by mid-June, with funds disbursed by early July. Grant activities must be completed within one year of the disbursement of funds (July 2022).

Projects must be theater pieces, programs or initiatives, and should fulfill one of the following artistic goals: take risks in form or content; shine new light on our socio-political climate; or prioritize access for a wide audience.  Projects must have a public showing within one year of grant approval.  The Helen Gurley Brown Foundation is most interested in supporting projects and artists for whom these grant funds will be pivotal and not just supplementary.

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible BOLD Ventures applicants include:

  • Independent artists, but please note: grant funds can only be disbursed to independent artists through a non-profit organization or a fiscal sponsor.
  • Organizations with an annual operating budget of $1M or less.

Questions?  Email Emma Orme at bold@northernstage.org.

Thank you for submitting your play to Northern Stage.  We are a small theater without a literary department, so we are not able to read all submissions.  You will be contacted if we need further information but unfortunately cannot respond in depth about all of the work we receive.  


Thank you again for reaching out.

2022-23 Boot Camp Scholarship Application
Scholarship dollars are available for Boot Camp students currently enrolled in college or recently graduated high school seniors planning to attend college for the 2022 fall semester. These funds are made possible through the generous support of the Helen Gurley Brown Foundation. Scholarship dollars are meant to assist Boot Camp students in progressing through the collegiate experience, minimizing student debt, and supporting the goal of graduating in four years. Scholarships come from a renewable grant and will be awarded on a year-by-year basis, distributed according to financial need.

Application & Support Materials
To apply for Boot Camp scholarship funding, please submit the following materials to Jaclyn Pageau, Education Manager, through Submittable (all applicants):
● Scholarship Application
● Statement of Need
● Parents’/Guardians’ 2021 joint federal income tax return 1040 or 1040EZ
● Copy of Parents’/Guardians’ most recent pay stub
ONLY Current College Students with at least 1 school year left in the Fall of 2022:
● Proof of enrollment statement or certificate from your Registrar’s office
● Financial Aid Award Letter from the Institution in which you are enrolled
ONLY Current High School Seniors attending college in the Fall of 2022:
● Admit Letter from Institution  you will be attending
● Most Recent Financial Aid Award Letter from Institution you will be attending
*Dissemination of awards to current high school seniors will be withheld until final proof of enrollment/registration at your chosen school are provided to Northern Stage.

Please Note: Requests for aid without the requested documentation will not be considered. A completed application does not guarantee granting of assistance. Applications will be kept confidential and will be reviewed by a panel of staff and community members.
Application materials MUST be received by Sunday, May 15, 2022 in order to be eligible. You will be notified by Monday, June 6,  2022 on the status of your application, including any funding awarded to you. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Education Manager, Jaclyn Pageau at jpageau@northernstage.org.

A Helen Gurley Brown and David Brown Theater Initiative
Professional Training & Mentorship for the Next Generation of Theater Artists
PROGRAM MISSION
The mission of Boot Camp is to help nurture young theater artists by providing personalized and in-depth training and mentorship for high school juniors and seniors. Created to honor  the philanthropic and creative spirits of Helen Gurley Brown and David Brown, Boot Camp is focused on serving young adults who do not currently have the resources to pursue professional-level arts training. This program will provide the tools necessary to help Boot Camp Scholars apply for college theater programs, launching them on  the next step of their artistic  journey.

ARE YOU RIGHT FOR THE BOOT CAMP COMPANY?
The Boot Camp Company is not for everyone. It is an intensive program specially designed for young actors who are passionate about deepening their theater training and applying for colleges. When considering Boot Camp candidates, Northern Stage is looking for three qualities:
Talent: You must demonstrate that you are ready for rigorous, advanced theater training. For BFA minded seniors, you must be ready to compete with thousands of applicants for a handful of spots.
Desire: You need to want it. A Boot Camper needs to be excited to put hundreds of hours into their training and willing to make sacrifices like missing a party for rehearsal or spending your Sunday working on college applications.
Need: It is central to our mission that Boot Camp is a need-based program. Students applying for this program need to fill out a scholarship application. When considering whether you qualify as need-based, start with the following question, “Could your family pay for the lessons, college application fees, trip to NYC, summer program, and other features of this program on your own?” If the answer is no, we encourage you to apply to this program. If the answer is yes, please contact Boot Camp Director, Jaclyn Pageau (jpageau@northernstage.org) for a follow-up conversation.

HOW TO APPLY
1) Send the following items to Jaclyn Pageau through Submittable.

  1. Headshot
  2. Resume with your theater experience
  3. Copy of your most recent school transcript (can be unofficial)
  4. Video of a 1-2 minute monologue - Can be contemporary or classical. Dramatic or comedic. Something you love to perform!
  5. Video of a full musical theater song - Can be contemporary or classical. Ballad or up-tempo. Please sing with accompaniment (can be a karaoke track or live accompaniment).
  6. 500 Word Personal Essay - ESSAY PROMPT: When did you first fall in love with theater and what would your dream theater career look like 10 years from now?

2) Boot Camp Scholarship Application

  1. To access the Boot Camp Scholarship Application click HERE

This scholarship will pay for thousands of dollars of training for each student admitted to the Boot Camp Company. The form will ask for the following information:

  1. Student Information
  2. Parent/Guardian Information
  3. Household Financial Information
  4. Statement of Need
  5. Financial Documents
  6. Electronic Signature

3) Interview with Student & Parents
A 30 minute interview with Jaclyn Pageau over Zoom. This is an opportunity for Jaclyn to get to know you and for you to ask questions about the program.
Email Jackie Pageau (jpageau@northernstage.org) to schedule an interview.
APPLICATION TIMELINE
Northern Stage will be accepting applications for the 2022-23 Season of Boot Camp from Monday, April 11 - Friday, May 20, 2022. Please fill out this application form, complete your interview, and submit your Boot Camp Scholarship Application by 5pm on Friday, May 20, 2022  to be considered for this program.

The 2022-23 Boot Camp Company will be announced on Friday, June 3rd, 2022

Northern Stage's Professional Training & Mentorship for the Next Generation of Theater Artists

The mission of Boot Camp is to help nurture young theater artists by providing personalized and in-depth training and mentorship for high school juniors, seniors, and recent high school graduates. Created to honor the philanthropic and creative spirits of Helen Gurley Brown and David Brown, Boot Camp is focused on serving young adults who do not currently have the resources to pursue professional-level arts training. This program will provide the tools necessary to help Boot Camp Scholars apply for college theater programs.

Being a Boot Camp Scholar is a tremendous privilege and opportunity. Boot Camp Scholars will receive rigorous professional training with most costs covered by the program.  
Some examples of what the Boot Camp Company program will cover include:

  • Voice Lessons 
  • Monologue Sessions
  • Dance Classes
  • Group Technique Master Classes
  • Group Auditions Master Classes
  • College Counseling
  • Audition Trip to NYC
  • Youth Ensemble Studio Tuition
  • Summer Musical Theater Intensive Tuition


It is a central part of the mission of Boot Camp to focus on serving young adults who do not currently have the resources to pursue this degree of professional-level arts training. That is why we ask that you fill out this scholarship form as part of your Boot Camp application.

How to apply for a scholarship
1. Fill out the Student Information section of this form.
2. Fill out the Parent/Guardian Information section of this form.
3. Fill out the Household Financial Information section of this form.
4. Fill out the Statement of Need section of this form.
5. Send Financial Documents

  • First 2 pages of the parents’/guardians’ most recent federal income tax form. (1040 or 1040EZ)
  • Copy of parents'/guardians' most recent pay stub.

6. Electronic Signature

Financial aid is based on financial need and access to professional theater training.
A completed Scholarship Application does not guarantee acceptance to Boot Camp.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact Boot Camp Director, Jaclyn Pageau, at jpageau@northernstage.org.