Apprentice Auditions

Apprentice 2019 Marquee

American Players Theatre is no longer accepting applications for our 2019 Apprentice Company. Please check back in the fall for 2020 audition information. 

In 2019 we will produce 9 shows in rotating repertory. Our outdoor season is as follows; TWELFTH NIGHT, directed by John Langs, SHE STOOPS TO CONQUER, directed by Laura Gordon, MACBETH, directed by James DeVita, The BOOK OF WILL, directed by Time Ocel, and FENCES, directed by Ron OJ Parson. Indoors we will be producing Shaw’s THE MAN OF DESTINY, directed by James Bohnen, A LOVELY SUNDAY FOR CREVE COEUR, directed by Robynn Rodriguez, A DOLL’S HOUSE, directed by Marti Lyons, and A DOLL’S HOUSE, PART 2, directed by Brenda DeVita.

Our season runs from May 7th through October 6th, and as we play in rep, we are unable to consider actors who aren’t free for the entirety of the season.

-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.

-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.

-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 If you play a musical instrument, please consider including that in your video and/or resume. 

Please submit your materials no later than January 15, 2019.