2012 Apprentice Company
"This program is like no other I have ever experienced. I learned so much in so little time…not just about theater, but about myself." -Ashley DiGiorgi, Apprentice Company 2005 & 2006
Every year, the Nashville Shakespeare Festival selects 12-14 talented theatre artists ages 13 years and older to perform in its Shakespeare in the Park production and to take part in an intensive two-week training program. These students are known as the "Apprentice Company" and are selected based upon auditons in the spring.
2013 Shakespeare in the Park Production: A Midsummer Night's Dream. For a list of our 2013 ApCo members, see our cast list.
Students who are cast in this company receive training from Nashville's finest professional teaching artists in:
- Text Analysis
- Stage Combat
- Physical Improvisation
- Monologue Preparation
In addition to performing alongside some of Nashville’s most talent actors, apprentices gain hands-on experience working with The Festival’s technical staff in areas such as lighting, sound, and costuming. An important initiative of The Nashville Shakespeare Festival, the Apprentice Company is designed to both enhance understanding of Shakespearean works as well as train future leaders in Nashville’s cultural community.
The training is challenging, extremely rewarding, and intensely fun! Apprentices play supporting roles in the production and take on important backstage responsibilities as well. Please note: Shakespeare in the Park is physically strenuous; middle Tennessee summers are intense and acting is a full-bodied commitment!
Please contact our Education Director for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Maya Abram, 2012 Shakespeare in the Park
Stage Manager's Apprentice
For a complete list of who is in the 2013 ApCo, see our cast list
Training: Dates July 8 - 20, 11am-4pm M-F
Rehearsal: Begins July 15, 2013
Performance: August 15 - September 15, Thursday-Sunday and Labor Day Monday evenings
Tuition: $500 (Scholarships available!)
Minimum age: 13 years old by July 8, 2013
Participants must be available for all classes, rehearsals, and performances July through September unless any conflicts are cleared with the Apprentice Company Director at the time of the audition.
2012 ApCo members Lawrence Rogers, Ian Pestrak, Isabel Webb and Zoe Mazzu with Brad Brown in Much Ado About Nothing