Technical Theatre

Technical Theatre Apprenticeship

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Our Technical Theatre Apprentices train beside professional costume and set designers, building their pre-college portfolio.

Technical Theatre apprentices concentrate on the scene shop (props, puppets and scenic painting), costume shop, or learn the elements of stage management (Troupe only). Technical apprentices receive individualized, hands-on training in all aspects of construction and production for outdoor theatre.

The National Endowment for the Arts identified Traveling Players as offering challenges unlike any other pre-college theatre program in the nation. A fully-immersive experience, these elite high school apprentices will attain new level of artistry, confidence, leadership, and independence.

For current 8th – 12th graders

When our daughter did the sound for a local theater production, many of the group from last summer at TPE went to provide moral support and appreciate the technical aspects of the production, a level of maturity and insight beyond her public school circle.

– Parent

Watch a clip of our 2021 Thespian Ensemble perform The Blue Monster!

Our tech students helped paint and construct the set, props, puppets, and costumes.

Upcoming Interview Dates: 
Interviews are conducted in the Studio and are pre-scheduled a minimum of 48 hours in advance.  Students out of the area can interview via Zoom.
 
Interviews will be for 30-45 minutes for Shakespeare Ensemble; 45-60 minutes for Shakespeare Troupe.  Exact timing of interview will be confirmed once you register.
 
  • Monday, Nov 14, 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
  • Monday, Dec 12, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  • Friday, Jan 20, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm 
    • You must interview before January 31st for the Early Bird Discount. 
    • (After the February interviews Payment Plans no longer available.)

LIMITED AVAILABILITY: We only accept a limited number of Technical Theatre apprentices per summer, and applications are assessed on a rolling basis. We recommend registering for the earliest interview you can.

Technical Theatre Apprenticeship - Info Session
  • Saturday, March 27th, 12-1 pm (EST).
  • Suitable for students in grades 8-12 and their parents/guardians.
  • Event held online via Zoom.
  • Host: Jeanne Harrison

Programs

Shakespeare Ensemble

Shakespeare Troupe