Teens Behind the Scenes

Tina Fey, Jeff Richmond, and Nell Benjamin pose for a picture with fourteen students at the theater.
Mean Girl creatives Tina Fey, Jeff Richmond, and Nell Benjamin pose for a picture with students from Young Playwrights’ Theater.

Teens Behind the Scenes (TBTS) is aimed at enhancing the education of high school students by providing invaluable access to Broadway productions. This program welcomes dedicated students with an interest in theatre to engage with shows in the Broadway at The National season and to participate in a post-show talkback with dramaturg Jared Strange and special guests. Due to the cancelation of live performances in 2020 because of COVID-19, we created five websites that explore stories from The National and its position in American theatre history over our 185 years.

Teens Behind the Scenes logo framed by red curtains.

We are excited to return to live theatre in the 2021 – 2022 season.

Explore our educational resources and activity guides from previous productions.


Are you interested in participating in a TBTS event?

We are excited to open up our free TBTS events for high school students in the Washington D.C. metro area. Please review the Participation Requirements and fill out the Student Interest form to be added to the waitlist.