Watertown Children's Theatre Offering an Apprenticeship Program
High school students can learn about putting on a professional theatrical production.
The Watertown Children's Theatre sent out the following release:
Watertown Children’s Theatre is thrilled to announce our newest offering, the Watertown Children’s Theatre Apprenticeship Program, a unique learning opportunity for high school students! The WCTAP program provides the free opportunity to learn about mounting a professional theatrical production under the one-on one mentorship of a member of the WCT design team. Program participants are individually paired with mentors from the theatre’s professional production staff to ensure a high quality experience, apprenticing in one of three disciplines: costume, lighting and sound or set and props design.
Apprentices will be selected through an application and interview process; students in 10th through 12th grade are eligible to apply. For the first year, this grant-funded program will occur over approximately 4 months, February – June, 2012. Selected apprentices will work on productions that are part of the regular WCT season; our Spring Play Factory production of "Charlotte’s Web," and our Spring Musical production of "Oliver!" This program includes weekly meetings on-site with mentors, a monthly production meeting to attend, individual work (research and design), and a concentrated period of time on-site during technical rehearsal weeks. No portions of this program should conflict with regular schoolwork or family activities. Watertown Children’s Theatre can also provide students with community service or internship hours for participation if approved by the student’s school.
Applications are due Wednesday, Feb. 1. For more information, or to receive an application form, call Kelly MacIsaac, Producing Director of Programming at 617-926-ARTS (2787) or visit www.watertownchildrenstheatre.org.