The historic Walnut Street Theatre in Philadelphia, PA is seeking four Acting Apprentices to perform in 7 shows, 4 of which tour the tristate area for our 23/24 Season. The apprenticeship is an educational experience designed to give you acting credits, long term professional experience, and developmental opportunities in professional theatre. You will perform, work with kids, and be completely immersed at the Walnut Street Theatre, the Oldest Theatre in America!
Payment: Apprentices receive a full scholarship to be in the program and a weekly stipend of $500 to assist with personal expenses associated with participation. Housing is not provided.
Hours: The program provides you a full-time acting career. It requires energy, enthusiasm, flexibility, teamwork, commitment and dedication. Expect hours to be around 7am-3pm on week days, varying daily. Additional hours will be added when you are understudying for our Mainstage Productions or rehearsing.
Dates: The Apprenticeship begins 9/5/23 and runs until 5/31/24.
Outreach Performances: You will rehearse and perform a four show repertoire for various age groups ranging from K-9 in the Greater Philadelphia Area. We will be presenting How A Star Gets Made: The Bessie Coleman Story, a premiere play about the first black female pilot - Two Bugs Are Better Than One, a musical about friendship and confidence – Crash Landed! An intergalactic bullying premier musical - and The Big Bad Bullysaurus, a TYA anti-bullying play. In addition to performing, the company is responsible for driving, loading and unloading, and light maintenance of costumes, sets, and props.
Mainstage Roles: You will be granted understudy opportunities for the Mainstage musical series productions that fall during your contract dates. You will be guaranteed an understudy assignment WST's Beauty and the Beast, and Beautiful. You might be asked to understudy/audition for readings, workshops, and other exciting projects!
APPLICATIONS DUE BY APRIL 21, 2023
CALLBACKS ON MAY 13, 2023 IN PHILADELPHIA
The Walnut Street Theatre is an equal opportunity employer committed to respect and inclusive practices. We do not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of race, color, sex, gender, age, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, religion, disability, gender identity, or other characteristics protected by applicable law. Qualified candidates who identify as BIPOC, LGBTQ+, and other members of underrepresented communities are strongly encouraged to apply for open positions.
Please contact Maya, Education Programs Manager, at [email protected] for questions. No phone calls, please.