For any actor, the idea of moving to New York City can be pretty daunting. The Open Jar RESIDENCY is geared for the serious musical theatre actor who is moving to New York and wants to get their career started in the right way. 

This unique curriculum being created by Tony-winners Joanna Gleason (Into the Woods), Susan Stroman (The Producers), Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (Ragtime), and Jeff Whiting is structured to ensure a clear navigation as you begin your acting career in New York City. Getting started in this business is the hardest part and the Open Jar RESIDENCY will help you set yourself up for greater success.


September 23rd - November 15th, 2019

2020 Dates Coming Soon



  • Strategize daily with mentor to shape your first steps in your first audition season.

  • Identify the right auditions for you to attend

  • Choose and coach materials for upcoming auditions

  • Ensure your headshot and resumé are competitive

  • Evaluate performance in auditions/call backs

  • Coach material for agent/casting director showcase


  • Meet and work with Casting Directors

  • Meet and work with Agents

  • Attend Broadway/Off-Broadway shows

  • Perform in an Agent/Casting Director Showcase


  • Daily training in dance, acting, voice technique

  • Attend masterclasses taught by Broadway professionals


  • Perform in an Agent/Casting Director Showcase

Note: Admission by audition only. Ideal for students just finishing school. (Enrollment is full for Fall 2019.)

TUITION $6,000

Includes all training, private coaching, group voice, Broadway mentor, classes, workshops, masterclasses, Agent/Casting Director Showcase, tickets to Broadway/Off-Broadway shows.


Limited space available through a partnership with Educational Housing Services located at The New Yorker Hotel.