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Apprenticeships

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.

2019/20 Season Application Deadline: Feb. 28, 2019

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD APPRENTICESHIP APPLICATION

   

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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.

Qualifications
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 will vary and will include some combination of daytimes, evenings and weekends. In order to get the most out of this program, apprentices are encouraged to make a full-time commitment.

Stipend/Housing
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 mmcdowell@capstage.org.

COMPLETE APPLICATION FORM AND SUBMIT ALL MATERIALS BY FEB. 28, 2019 – Extended Deadline

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD APPRENTICESHIP APPLICATION

Upcoming Shows

Jul
20
Sat
8:00 pm The Roommate
The Roommate
Jul 20 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
The Roommate
THE ROOMMATE by Jen Silverman Directed by Dena Martinez June 19 – July 21, 2019 Sacramento Premiere        
Jul
21
Sun
2:00 pm The Roommate
The Roommate
Jul 21 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
The Roommate
THE ROOMMATE by Jen Silverman Directed by Dena Martinez June 19 – July 21, 2019 Sacramento Premiere        
Jul
23
Tue
7:00 pm Playwrights’ Revolution: THE DRILL @ Capital Stage
Playwrights’ Revolution: THE DRILL @ Capital Stage
Jul 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Playwrights' Revolution:  THE DRILL @ Capital Stage
THE DRILL by Diana Stahl Directed by Atim Udoffia Tuesday, July 23 at 7:00 pm at Capital Stage   On the day of a high school shooting drill Leeza, Andrea, Morgan, and Chris all encounter[...]
Jul
24
Wed
7:00 pm Playwrights’ Revolution: THE SWE... @ Capital Stage
Playwrights’ Revolution: THE SWE... @ Capital Stage
Jul 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Playwrights' Revolution: THE SWEET SPOT @ Capital Stage
THE SWEET SPOT by Alice Jankell Directed by David Harris Wednesday, July 24 at 7:00 pm at Capital Stage   Vita and Jerry have to face “someday” sooner than they expected when a spot opens[...]
Jul
25
Thu
7:00 pm Playwrights’ Revolution: MEA’S U... @ Capital Stage
Playwrights’ Revolution: MEA’S U... @ Capital Stage
Jul 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Playwrights' Revolution: MEA'S UNIQUE GARAGE SALE @ Capital Stage
MEA’S UNIQUE GARAGE SALE by Joël Doty Directed by Liz Frederick Thursday, July 25 at 7:00 pm at Capital Stage   Mea holds a garage sale to fund her move to Texas with her online[...]
Jul
26
Fri
7:00 pm Playwrights’ Revolution: BASEMEN... @ Capital Stage
Playwrights’ Revolution: BASEMEN... @ Capital Stage
Jul 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Playwrights' Revolution: BASEMENT DEMONS AND TRAILER SAINTS @ Capital Stage
BASEMENT DEMONS AND TRAILER SAINTS by Briandaniel Oglesby Directed by Brady Brophy-Hilton Friday, July 26 at 7:00 pm at Capital Stage   Maria, Dirt, Dean, Ella, and Kevin all try to figure out their place[...]