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Thursday, January 06, 2005

Westport Country Playhouse Announces 2005 Apprenticeship Program

If you are a high school student with an interest in theater, the Westport Country Playhouse 2005 apprenticeship program might be for you.

The Playhouse has announced that applications are now being accepted for the program, which runs from June 28 to Aug. 21. Deadline for applications is April 1.

Apprentices rotate through work assignments and performance responsibilities so that each is exposed to the many facets of a theatrical production.

Work assignments include scene construction and painting, properties, company management, marketing and theatre administration. Performance responsibilities include running crew, concessions, front of house and

Apprentices are also offered educational opportunities that enhance their experience. Apprentices attend two classes a week in which they study the
plays from the season.

Artist Hours take place once a week and involve discussions with Playhouse staff and guest artists. Past guest artists have included Paul Newman, James Naughton, Walter Dallas, Jane Curtin, Jeffrey DeMunn, and Artistic
Director Joanne Woodward.

One of the concluding events of the program will be the Apprentice Showcase which will provide the apprentices with an opportunity to perform.

The Apprenticeship Program is designed for high school students who have completed grades 10, 11, or 12.

Application information can be found on the Playhouse Web site.

Completed applications and two letters of recommendation must be received by April 1.

Contact Hyla Crane, education coordinator, at (203) 227-5137 ext. 16 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) for more information.


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