Theatre Apprentice Program
June 21 - August 3, 2013
Visiting undergraduate students and Brown students. Post-graduate students may also apply.
Resident - 1 credit: $6,644
Resident - 2 credits: $9,882
Non-Resident - 1 credit: $3,460
Non-Resident - 2 credits: $6,698
SummerTheatre at Brown is a unique community of artists made up of three distinct companies, each in its own facility, each engaged in the creation of new work for the theatre. The companies are the Brown/Trinity Playwrights Repertory Theatre, the pre-college TheatreBridge Company, and the undergraduate Apprentice Company.
The Apprentice Company provides a profound creative, academic, and practical theatre experience for college students from around the country and around the world. The six-week residency offers a unique summer apprenticeship for exceptional young theatre artists who want to pursue acting, directing, and writing. Apprentice Company members work with the Playwrights Rep’s professional artists who are national leaders in the field in new play development, performance training and devised theatre. The Apprentice Company is made up of performers, directors, playwrights and design/technical students who are interested in performance. During the course of their six-week training, actors also function as directors, directors as designers, playwrights as actors, actors as playwrights. Students will be consistently challenged to work outside their comfort zones while developing skills in their area of primary interest.
Founded in 2005 by Lowry Marshall, the Playwrights Rep was established to meet the need of emerging playwrights to develop new work in a relaxed and creative atmosphere. Brilliant young writers who are already developing a national reputation are invited to Brown each summer. Working with a carefully assembled company of gifted professional actors and directors, playwrights become deeply engaged in the production process — attending rehearsals daily, shaping and refining their texts as each new play is born. The result is some of the most imaginative and adventurous theatre to be seen anywhere in America. Past summer Rep seasons have included Jennifer Haley’s Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom, Stephen Karam’s Speech and Debate, Greg Moss’ Reunion, Peter Sinn Nachtrieb’s boom, and Alice Tuan’s Iggy Woo.