The Trustus Apprentice Company is an opportunity for current high school students to develop their creative skills through hands-on work within the theater as well as workshops led by professional theatre artists. Young artists who participate in these opportunities throughout the season and accumulate 15 hours of experience are welcomed into the Apprentice Company. This allows access to company privileges such as free show previews, company meetings, early auditions, and other exclusive events and opportunities. Apprentice Company members are connected to other young theatre artists as well as the professional theatre community.
Opportunities to earn ApCo hours are open to all high school students! You’re welcome to join us for just one or two events to see if Trustus is the place for you. Workshops and other opportunities will be posted on the Apprentice Company page of the Trustus website. Sign-ups for each event will be open one month before the event and closed one week before the event. Some events will have a participant limit so be sure to sign up ASAP!
When: Saturdays, 2-5pm
Where: Trustus Theatre Side Door and Rehearsal Space
December 2 – Stage Combat with Ilene Fins
Trustus Company member, Ilene Fins will safely guide students to land a punch and take a hit. If you’ve ever wondered how to stage a fight without actually getting hurt, this is the workshop for you.
January 20 – Audition Prep with Shannon Ivey
Professional theatre artist, Shannon Ivey is ready to help you get that part or into that college! Focusing on monologues, this workshop will have you feeling ready to show them what you got.
February 24 – Improv with Abigail McNeely and Cameron Muccio
Learn how to think on your feet without a script! Abigail McNeely and Cameron Muccio (members of Trustus’ resident comedy team, The Mothers) will teach you how to create a scene and keep it going off the top of your head. Come laugh and make up something new!
March 16 – Michael Chekhov with Ann Tromsness
The Chekhov Technique is a “psycho-physical” approach to acting; it seeks to ground emotion through physical gestures, a process specifically outlined in Chekhov’s five guiding principles. The Chekhov Technique links physicality and movement to emotion, so an actor can stay completely present—and be free to experiment—while onstage or in front of a camera.
The Trustus Apprentice Company offers high school students a diverse range of pre-professional theatre training with opportunities to observe, work alongside and receive instruction from practicing theatre arts professionals.