Student Opportunities

Erica Davis Memorial Scholarship 
The Erica Davis Memorial Scholarship is a one-time scholarship of $500 to a student who displays a commitment to serving others (in school, their community, or at home), has a strong work ethic and leadership qualities, and embodies the ideas within the First Stage Cheer. The intent of this award is to support one student’s next step after high school graduation, whether that be to attend school, invest in a passion, take a trip – anything that will utilize the skills learned at First Stage to help the individual pursue a dream. Application deadline is Sunday, June 30. Learn more and apply

Student Advisory Board | Internships

Student Advisory Board
Grades 5-12

Do you want to lead your peers and learn more about First Stage and professional theaters work? Join the Student Advisory Board and consult on all aspects of First Stage from Academy to Production to Theater in Education.

  • Organize social events
  • Bring a student perspective to Academy programming and policies
  • Serve as a First Stage Newscaster on happenings across the company for the website, blog, and YouTube
  • Help volunteer in the Academy Office and usher for Academy productions
  • Attend events to tell others what First Stage means to you!

For more information or an application, contact J.T. Backes at (414) 267-2917 or


Grades 8-12

Do you see yourself as a mentor? Do you want to put your office skills to the test? If you answered yes to either of these questions, the First Stage Theater Academy Internship program is for you!

  • Classroom Interns: Interns serve as a role model, guide, mentor and teacher's assistant. Once classes begin, teachers and students count on our interns and look forward to seeing them each week. All classes meet during our normal Academy hours.
  • Office Assistant: An intern may serve as an assistant in the Academy Office, answering the telephone, taking attendance, light customer service, filing paperwork, making copies, compiling data, delivering messages, etc.

For more information, please contact Brittany Boeche at (414) 267-2978 or