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The Horizon Apprentice Company is designed for early career theatre artists interested in specific areas of Acting, Playwriting, Stage Management, and Design. Apprentices will be fully-immersed in the artistic process at an award-winning contemporary theatre. With this intensive nine-month program, Horizon Theatre wishes to cultivate the next generation of successful theatre professionals. Ideal candidates will have experience in multiple areas of technical theatre, and are energetic, hard-working, team-oriented, and self-motivated.
DOWNLOAD A 2013-2014 APPLICATION
Application Deadline: May 24, 2013
- Hold a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year institution or have equivalent experience
- Be hardworking, energetic, team-oriented, and self-motivated
- Be able to commit to the entire nine-month time frame
- Reside in, or be able to relocate to Atlanta from September-May
- Have the ability to lift 30 pounds
- Carefully read through all instructions and submit a thoughtfully completed application
WHAT TO EXPECT
- Formalized and comprehensive training in your area of concentration
- Focus on professional development and networking
- Lifelong connections to peers, mentors, and artists
- Independent and collective learning projects
- Hands-on experience for future career opportunities including backstage crew and front-of-house assignments
- A nine-month (September, 2013-May, 2014) time commitment. Apprentices will not be permitted to accept work at other theaters during this time.
- Weekly schedules will vary from month to month. Classes are typically held Monday and Tuesday evenings and Saturday mornings. Show duties will require approximately four hours per performance for six performances per week.
- Performance opportunities to showcase your work for your peers and the greater Atlanta arts community
- Apprentices will attend a progression of master classes taught by seasoned theatre professionals.
- ACTORS will receive in-depth training in contemporary techniques including monologue coaching, mainstage understudy performance opportunities, and working with professional directors on staged readings and showcase pieces.
- PLAYWRIGHTS are able to explore their creativity alongside a professional playwright by collaborating with the acting company on a series of pieces, ranging from Ten Minute Plays to Full Length works.
- Stage Managers are administered at least two mainstage productions to stage manage in addition to a reader’s theatre project.
- Designers are provided with hands-on experience by designing the company’s projects.
HOW TO APPLY
Please fill out our 2013-2014 Apprentice Company application available for download here. Please submit completed applications to email@example.com (preferred) or mail a hard copy to:
Horizon Theatre Company
Attn: Apprentice Director
PO Box 5376
Atlanta, GA 31107
Application Deadline: May 24, 2013
- Q: Will I get paid as an apprentice at the Horizon?
A: No. Our extensive resources, educational training, and professional hands-on experience are offered to our apprentices free of charge and there is no paid stipend. Equity Membership Candidates will be able to cumulate points during our mainstage season.
- Q: Can I do other shows during my Apprenticeship?
A: No. Once your contract as a Horizon Apprentice member begins, your theatre work will be limited to the Horizon.
- Q: Will I need another job to support myself?
A: Yes. Most apprentices also work as waiters, baristas, retail employees, etc. during their time at Horizon.
- Q: What is a typical weekly schedule like?
A: Actors and Playwrights will typically find themselves in classes 2-3 days per week (usually Monday and Tuesday evenings and Saturday mornings). Classes usually last 2-4 hours each. When you are assigned show duty as a Front of House or backstage crew member, your weekly hours will increase. Show schedules are typically Wednesday-Saturday evenings with matinees on Saturdays and Sundays.
Other Apprentices (Designers, Stage Managers, etc.) will be assigned to attend select classes and/or extra work calls.
- Q: What will I be learning?
A: Actors will take classes in Voice, Movement, Stage Combat, Improv, and specific Acting Techniques (depending on the instructors—past Acting Apprentice companies have been led through Meisner and Viewpoints). Playwrights will work with professional writers on dramaturgy, play discussions, and creating Ten Minute and Full Length works. All Company members will come together periodically to collaborate on Ten Minute Plays, One Acts, new play discussions, and outings to area theaters to see shows.
THE 2012-2013 COMPANY
Bethany Byrd-Hall, Meghan Elder, Andrea Fennell, Brittany Giles, Juanita Green, Kyler Griffin, Krystal Kofie, Gwendolyn Labod, Jelani Miller, Max Reed III, Jared Rogers-Martin, Shaa'ista Sabir, Geremy Webne-Behrman
May 21 @ 8pm
"Horizon Theatre's Apprentice Program allows emerging talent to grow and bond in a fast-paced professional atmosphere under the instruction of dedicated masters of their craft."
Through the journey of the apprentice company I have come to know fellow actors who have inspired me to push my boundaries and connect with artists who will influence my work to come.
"The Horizon Apprentice program has helped me to build and hone the skills I will need to make it in the theatre world, all in a consistently fun and creative environment."
"To be experienced; go to learn where the experienced professional lives, breathes and performs... I have lived in this state for 9 months straight and enjoyed all facets of the Horizon Theatre atmosphere"
As a beginner Actor at the Apprentice Company, my experience has been filled with exciting learning techniques and skills to perform on stage. I have gained the knowledge of learning what it means to work front of the house, crew, strike and understanding verbiage that is used in the theatre world. The first couple of months of being part of the Apprentice Company, I knew that acting is what I really wanted to do in life. Thanks to the Apprentice Company for giving me the opportunity to build a foundation in theatre.
I want to say thanks for this program's WONDERFUL mentors and teachers. The theater company is brilliant and it feels like a second home to me now which is cool because very few companies will allow you to get close enough to feel that way.