Shop Call!; February 16th, 2018:
By Kody Hopkins & Courtney McLaren
One of the best things about being an American Stage Apprentice is the variety. One week you’ll be in rehearsal, the next the office, and then the next you’re putting together the set for the upcoming show. We get an all around learning experience about theater making, not just a pigeon holed version of it.
I’m a person who likes to know everything that goes into creating a production. As an actor, it makes me feel more knowledgeable and humble knowing how much work is done outside of the rehearsal room. During THE ROYALE, I got to learn so much about electrics and programming. For the past month and a half, I’ve really been digging into the set building side of theater, and it’s been a blast! There’s definitely something magical about putting together the set the actors will walk around on with your own hands. You get to sit in the audience and go, “hey! I made that piece!” It also goes to show you just how much gets done before even the first coat of paint or finishing touches of trim and lights go onto a set.
I’ve learned a lot — and there’s plenty more for me to learn — but how about we give you a little taste of what a typical day in the shop looks like? Check out our first vlog below!
Learn more about the Apprenticeship Program – and all of the pillars in our Young Americans Initiative – by visiting americanstage.org/YA.
Choosing American Stage; January 19th, 2018:
By Tato Catillo
In 2007 I was a senior in High School completely immersed in Theatre and planning to study it in College starting the fall. This was also the year I got an opportunity with American Stage as an Intern. The Theatre was located in a smaller building which housed offices, work spaces and an intimate black box stage. Everyone in the staff was completely new to me, and though I also didn’t really know how I would spend my days … Read the rest