Apprentice Auditions

Apprentice 2019 Marquee

The 2019 Apprentice Company: Jennifer Vosters, Noah Yaconelli, Kenneth La'Ron Hamilton II, Rasell Holt & Samantha Newcomb.

APT is currently accepting applications for our 2020 Acting Apprentice Program

In 2020 we will produce 9 shows in rotating repertory. On our outdoor Hill stage we will present ROUGH CROSSING, directed by William Brown, Jane Austen’s SENSE AND SENSIBILITY, directed by Marti Lyons, JULIUS CAESAR, directed by Stephen Brown-Fried, THE MADWOMAN OF CHAILLOT, directed by Aaron Posner, and LOVE’S LABOURS LOST, directed by Brenda DeVita.  In the Touchstone our season includes THE RIVER BRIDE, directed by Robert Ramirez, A PHOENIX TOO FREQUENT, directed by Keira Fromm, THE BROTHERS SIZE, directed by Gavin Lawrence and STONES IN HIS POCKETS directed by Tim Ocel.

Our season runs from May 4th through October 4th, and as we play in rep, we are unable to consider actors who aren’t free for the entirety of the season.

WHAT
-Apprentices are salaried and housed and do no tech work.
-Play small roles and understudy larger roles in the season.
-Attend Master classes.
-Self-produce a project on the mainstage at the end of the season.

HOW
-APT has a Core Company of actors who serve as the center of what we do, acting alongside late-career actors in a repertory season is an invaluable way to lean in to this work.
-Voice and Text work is central to our mission. We produce dense poetic plays on an outdoor stage for 1000 people without amplification. Our coaches are the best in the country and support and enrich our work.

WHY
-We believe strongly that the work we do, classical texts with dense and challenging poetry, can only survive if we continue to embrace new perspectives and practitioners.
- We believe that finding early career actors who are intrigued by this work, who love poetry and want to know more about Shakespeare and how it might speak to and through them, is a vital part of our mission. 
- APT is dedicated to diversity and inclusion and encourages all to apply.  

If interested and available for consideration please send a cover letter, an electronic version of your picture and resume, and a video including a short Shakespeare monologue to casting@americanplayers.org. If you play a musical instrument, please consider including that in your video and/or resume.