APPRENTICE COMPANY

Post-College Training Program for Aspiring Theatre Professionals

Theatrical Outfit is committed to developing the next generation of both artists and audiences. Building on our 15-year history of a successful internship program, TO is excited to announce the establishment of our first year-round apprentice company. The goal of the TO apprentice company is to bridge the gap between the academic and professional worlds by providing hands-on experience to recent college graduates in the areas of performance, direction, production, and administration.

In the 2021-2022 season, Theatrical Outfit will engage our second company of 4 apprentices: 2 artistic apprentices, 1 production apprentice, and 1 management apprentice. Apprentices will be in residence with TO from July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2022, working 20 – 35 hours per week. They will be paid a stipend of $10,000 for the year, and will receive two weeks of vacation time. Housing is not provided.

Through the course of the year, apprentices will be given specific responsibilities in their area of focus, such as understudying shows or working backstage, as well as cross-training in front-of-house shifts (as ushers, working at Will Call or concessions), marketing, and other opportunities on the business side of the theatre. The apprentice company will also learn and tour a theatre piece commissioned by Theatrical Outfit to take “the conversations that matter” such as those around civil rights and environmental stewardship, into local schools, allowing the apprentices to run their own microcosm of a theatre (with artistic apprentices performing, technical apprentices providing production support, and management apprentices handling bookings). Additionally, TO will provide a series of master classes and workshops to the apprentice company, taught by high caliber professional theatre artists, to further invest in the development of their skills.

Applications will be accepted January – April 2021 for the upcoming season. For more information, email apprentices@theatricaloutfit.org.

Applications

Applications for the 2021-2022 Theatrical Outfit Apprentice Company are now OPEN. TO will engage our second company of 4 Apprentices with a focus on Artistic, Production, and Management.  Apprentices will be in residence with TO from July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2022, working 20 – 35 hours per week.  Each Apprentice will be paid a stipend of $10,000 for the year and will receive two weeks of vacation time.  Housing and transportation is not provided.

*Due to the evolving nature of the Covid-19 pandemic goals, duties and in person engagement may shift in relation to the theatre’s needs and to insure the safety of all apprentices.

 

HOW TO APPLY

1. Prepare a cover letter answering the following questions:
– Why does an apprenticeship interest you at this time?
– Why have you chosen TO?
– What are your career goals, and how will an apprenticeship at TO help you achieve them?
2. Print and complete the appropriate application for your area of interest.
3. Submit cover letter, completed application, and requested supporting materials to by email to apprentices@theatricaloutfit.org by 5pm on April 16, 2021.   Indicate “Apprenticeship Application” in the subject line.

 

APPLICATION REVIEW PROCESS
1. Theatrical Outfit will confirm receipt of all applications via email.
2. Completed applications will be reviewed by staff. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
3. Applicants may be invited to participate in a phone, video, or in-person interview or audition. Not every applicant is granted an interview. 2021 interview and audition dates are TBA.
4. Applicants will be notified regardless of acceptance status no later than May 21, 2021.

WHAT TO EXPECT

  • Apprentices are each paid a $10,000 stipend for one season, typically July 1-June 30.
  • Apprentices work an average of 20-35 hours per week. Work may happen during the day, at night, during the week, and on weekends. Outside part time jobs should be flexible to the TO apprenticeship schedule.
  • Exact schedules, start dates, and end dates are determined based on individual Apprentices’ schedules and the theatre’s needs.
  • Apprentices receive two weeks of vacation time. Time off and travel should be coordinated with the appropriate staff member.
  • Theatrical Outfit does not offer college credit for apprenticeships.
  • Theatrical Outfit does not provide or validate parking.
  • Theatrical Outfit does not provide housing.
  • Apprentices are asked not to audition for or accept work at other theatres that takes place during their TO apprenticeship. However, Apprentices may audition for/apply for work that begins after the TO apprenticeship ends.

BENEFITS & PERKS

  • Professional development and mentorship through a combination of formal classes and informal sessions with staff and guest artists.
  • Season-long opportunities to create work alongside professional artists across multiple areas including acting and understudying, casting, dramaturgy, assistant directing, producing, design, crew, box office, and production.
  • Networking opportunities with local, regional, and national directors, designers, actors, producers, and community leaders.
  • Inclusion in Theatrical Outfit events such as first rehearsal Meet and Greets, Opening Night receptions, Galas, and other special events.
  • Complimentary tickets to all Theatrical Outfit productions during the course of apprenticeship.
  • Discounted and free tickets to Atlanta theatres and arts organizations.

Theatrical Outfit is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Applicants from populations underrepresented in the theatre field are strongly encouraged to apply. We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment, and all qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, marital or familial status, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, or veteran status.

All applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States.

2020 – 2021 Season Apprentice Company

CAROLINE COOK

THERECIA LANG

JESSICA MCKEOWN

JULES TOLLETT

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