New York City's most Broadway-integrated actor training program, The Open Jar Institute provides select students intensive one-on-one training with some of Broadway's biggest stars, performers, directors, choreographers, agents and casting directors.

Under direction of Tony-winning Board of Directors including Joanna Gleason (Into The Woods), Susan Stroman (The Producers), Lynn Ahrens/Stephen Flaherty (Ragtime), and Artistic Director, Jeff Whiting, the Institute provides two different opportunities: an eight week RESIDENCE PROGRAM for students integration when first moving to New York City or a SUMMER INSTITUTE for both High School and College students.

For any actor, moving to New York City can be a pretty daunting idea but this 8 week Residency helps you make the move to New York much easier. While providing a safe, furnished apartment in midtown, the Open Jar Residency provides a Broadway Mentor to each student to help navigate the first audition season, helping to identify appropriate auditions, prepare material, help expose you to the proper casting directors and agents to get you started off 'on the right foot'.

  • September 19 - November 11, 2016

A select group of students are chosen each year to spend ONE WEEK in New York City working in intensive master classes, workshops and classes with Broadway's best professionals. Plus...see the hottest new Broadway shows each night, take backstage tours and meet the cast of Broadway shows, all in preparation for your own journey to Broadway.

Admission by AUDITION ONLY - Limited Space