Apprentice Company


Portland Playhouse provides emerging artists with professional experience and training. Apprentices work 20 hours/week in various production areas: marketing, development, literary, casting, and education. Apprentices learn all aspects of running a theatre by working closely with core company members. The Apprenticeship begins in mid-August and runs through the end of May. The program is free and has no stipend.

Create WITH US

Apprentices devote 20 hours/week to their specific craft: acting, design, directing, and stage management.  Acting work includes Movement (Suzuki & Viewpoints), Voice, Scene Study, Community Engagement, and Devising for Ensembles. Designers, a director and stage manager focus on a single year-long mentorship. Apprentices benefit from the small-group, select nature of the program, working closely with teachers and fellow ensemble members to maximize their year of training. In addition to the conservatory-style training, Apprentices learn through experience; working side-by-side with professional artists in various aspects of production and performance.

CORE FACULTY (2011-2012)

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Applications for our current 2014-2015 company have been filled. Applications for our 2015-2016 company are now open and will close on April 15th, 2015.



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