Commonweal Theatre Company, Lanesboro, MN

College & post-grad
Apprenticeships
This ten month program running from late April through the following March is designed for those who have either completed undergraduate coursework or have commensurate experience and would benefit from a prolonged relationship with a small professional theatre company. Focused primarily on experiential learning through a traditional mentor/apprentice relationship, the program also affords regular classroom opportunities and participation in a culminating production on the main stage of the new Commonweal.

Details
The typical apprentice will be in the rehearsal process of at least two productions, will work in front of house, box office and other administrative capacities, and will have technical theatre assignments to fulfill. Acting and directing apprentices will find their major focus to be shadowing professional company members through the rehearsal process. Administrative apprentices will find themselves with more involved administrative projects and assignments. All apprentices have “a place at the table” for staff and company meetings to observe and participate in programming, finance, and organizational development discussions.

how to apply
Fill out and mail in the downloadable form below, along with a headshot and current resume, and a 500 word statement of purpose speaking to your perspective on your life in the theatre. We will be auditioning apprentices at UPTA’s, TCUA’s and in Lanesboro by appointment. Decisions will be made by the third week of March for that year’s class.

Apprenticeship Application in PDF

For more information, contact Artistic Director Hal Cropp at (507) 467-2905 x203.
http://www.commonwealtheatre.org/apprentice.html
 

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