WORK WITH US
Portland Playhouse provides emerging artists with professional experience and training. Apprentices work 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 June. The program is free and features a $100 monthly stipend to help with living expenses.
CREATE WITH US
Apprentices devote time 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.
NOTE: Total work and creative time will not exceed 60 hours per week.
CORE FACULTY (2017-2018)
- Nikki Weaver, Apprentice Company Director
- Daniel Meeker, Scenic and Lighting Design
- Cristi Miles, Suzuki and the Alexander technique
- Ashton Edmonds, Costume Design
- Gretchen Corbett, Acting
- Laura Faye Smith, Improvisation
- Vin Shambry, Musical Theatre
- Rebecca Lingafelter, Linklater
- Jason Rouse, Comedy
- Chris Harder, Meisner
- Val Landrum, Viewpoints
- Brian Weaver, Actor/Director Collaboration
...plus additional guest artists throughout the year
Applications for the 2018-2019 company, which begins in August and ends in June, are NOW OPEN.
Please apply online even if you are already scheduled to be seen in-person.
We will be attending the University Resident Theatre Association (URTA) New York auditions, in January (date TBA). And we'll be conducting Portland auditions in April.
Contact Nikki Weaver at firstname.lastname@example.org for details, concerns and questions.