Stage One Launches First Ever UK/US Producer Exchange

Theatre producers’ charity Stage One has announced a new programme, the Stage One & Columbia University Exchange, and is seeking applications from producers.

The unique programme offers 10 producers a grant to fly to New York in September 2019 and attend a week-long course facilitated by Columbia University and Stage One. The Producers studying at Columbia University will then fly to London for a week-long programme on the model in the UK in January 2020.

The course is designed for Stage One producers who have produced a number of shows at a mid-large scale and are looking for the next step in their career. Producers taking part in the scheme will get the chance to learn how the producing model works in the US and build networks of commercial contacts on Broadway.

Joseph Smith, Chief Executive of Stage One, said:

‘Stage One is thrilled to be launching the Producer Exchange in partnership with Columbia University to enable aspiring commercial theatre producers to create stronger ties with their counterparts in New York.  Theatre is all about collaboration and in an increasingly competitive and at times insular world we need to look across borders to discover the exciting creative and commercial ideas of the future.’

Applications for the Stage One & Columbia University Exchange open on Monday 8 April 2019. To apply or receive further information, please contact Stage One’s Programme Manager, Louise Goodman, on 0207 557 6737 /