Whether applied to the artistry on the stages of Lincoln Center Theater or to in-class learning, Open Stages unlocks the power of theater to ignite the imagination.

All season long, thousands of New York City public high school students take their rightful places in our audience. For some students, Open Stages means a first visit to the theater and to Lincoln Center. Both the students and the theater are transformed.

Open Stages stands for excellent theater and first-rate education.

Dive into LCT’s learning portal for THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH!

ExploreSkinOfOurTeeth.com is a source for engaging information about Thornton Wilder’s THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH, and a window into the creative process of LCT’s team of artists who brought this visually stunning production to life on the stage of the Vivian Beaumont Theater.

  • Students in LCT’s High School Program can stream the play from home or school.
  • Teachers will find a lesson plan and activities designed to connect THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH to literature, history, and other arts learning.
  • Everyone can explore this springboard for learning, discussion, and creative inspiration.

Visit the "EXPLORE SKIN OF OUR TEETH" website!

Open Stages is hands-on
In Open Stages, students and teachers use theater to enhance their powers of critical thinking and creative expression, and to celebrate the human spirit.

Open Stages is creative teaching
Teachers receive professional development to use theater to deepen student engagement and promote collaborative learning.

Open Stages is a partner with New York City's public schools
Our High School Program operates at no cost to schools. In our extended in-school residencies with teaching artists, schools participate at fees that are highly subsidized by our program supporters. Open Stages nurtures deep partnerships with schools that lack the resources to sustain specialized arts programming.

For more information, please call Kati Koerner, Hiltz Director of Education, at 212.501.3247 or send her an email.