Capital Stage Apprenticeship Program

Gain valuable knowledge and experience as an Apprentice
with Sacramento’s BOLD professional theatre company! 

We are currently accepting applications for the 2019/20 Season.
See below for program description and application instructions.



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Program Description
Capital Stage, a professional non-profit theatre company in Sacramento, California, is accepting applications for the 2019/20 Apprentice Company. Capital Stage’s mission is to entertain, engage and challenge our audience with bold, thought provoking theatre. We seek passionate and motivated recent theatre graduates and young theatre artists interested in practical training from professionals in all areas of operations at Capital Stage.

The purpose of the apprenticeship program is to bridge the gap between academic theatre and the professional world by providing additional hands-on training and experience to individuals with career ambitions in the theatre industry.

Apprentices will participate in all aspects of theatre production and administration. Each season new apprentices become fully involved members of the Capital Stage community of artists, technicians and professionals. In past programs, apprentices have had the opportunity to act in our regular season productions, assistant-direct, assistant-design, assistant-stage manage, build scenery, props and costumes, research and deliver dramaturgical talks, assist with marketing and public relations, take part in new play readings, help staff special events, and more.

Apprenticeship Opportunities
The program is designed to be immersive and provide a broad range of hands-on experience in all aspects of Capital Stage operations, such as: Casting, Acting, Directing, Technical Production & Design (scenic build, props, lighting, costumes, sound, projections), Literary Management/Dramaturgy, Marketing & Outreach, Administration (theatre management, box office, fundraising), Production Management, etc. Apprentices will have the opportunity to earn Equity Membership Candidate (EMC) points while working with Capital Stage, to go toward eventual membership in Actors’ Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers in the United States. Apprentices will be offered classes throughout the year by our Associate Artists in all aspects of theatre. Apprentices will participate in producing the annual Apprentice Showcase for public presentation. And Apprentices will also be offered complimentary tickets to all Capital Stage productions.

Apprentices will be vested with significant responsibilities and therefore candidates should be passionate about the theatre, self-motivated, dedicated, and able to achieve goals within tight time deadlines. It is important to be flexible and personable, and to have the ability to work effectively with many different personalities within a fast-paced environment.

Availability Requirements
Apprenticeships require a minimum commitment of 6 months; 12 months is preferred. Hours may vary and will include some combination of daytimes, evenings and weekends. In order to get the most out of this program, apprentices should be prepared to make a full-time, 40-hour per week average, commitment.

Apprentices at Capital Stage receive a stipend of $250 per month. We currently do not offer housing to our apprentices.

Application Process
Interested applicants should complete the Capital Stage Apprentice application and submit all materials by Jan. 31, 2019. Interviews will be offered to select applicants, and only applicants who are available to interview IN PERSON on the indicated interview days. An audition (2 contrasting contemporary monologues, no longer than 5 minutes in length) is required for applicants interested in acting. Email any questions to