The METG Aspiring Student Theater Artist In-Residence Program (Aspiring STAR Program), available to the METG’s Next Voices Members, works with public and charter schools in Boston to introduce their students to the art of live theater, and to create opportunities for these students to engage in what we call theatrical leadership, to be mentored by professional educators, artists, and to attend skills building workshops and student enrichment programs.

  • Schools may only nominate no more than FOUR students to the Aspiring STAR Program.
  • Aspiring STAR students will participate in six months of programming, beginning in December 2019 and commencing in May 2020.
  • Participants will be assigned a mentor based on their interest in the arts, and their mentor will meet with them at least two-three times during the six month process.
  • Participants will attend at least three professional theater productions as a group, and participate in a facilitated talk-back with actors and technicians from the production.
  • Students will participate in two educational/skills building workshops held on January 9, 2020 and April 13, 2020.
  • Students will attend the three days of the METG High School Festival State Finals (March 26-28, 2020), where they will be assigned a student mentor for the three days.
  • With the exception of the student workshops (which are full day commitments), Aspiring STAR programming will take place during the evenings/after schools
  • Aspiring STAR students take these lessons in theatrical leadership back to their schools, where they work to improve the presence of the arts, especially theater, in their school

To nominate a student for this program, please visit this link:

To register your school as Next Voices Member, please visit this link:

For more information about the program, please contact Sam Nudler, METG Program Coordinator at

The Aspiring STAR Program

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