2023 Apprentice Program Application


Thank you for your interest in our 2023 Apprentice Program. Our recruitment period runs from January – May. Interested applicants MUST submit:

- Application Form
- Recommendation Form OR Spark Scholarship Nomination Form (if eligible)
- $25 non-refundable application fee
- An audition

In addition, applicants MAY submit:

- Financial Aid Form
- Social Media Workstudy Application
- Apprentice Experience Workstudy Application
- Production Workstudy Application

Apprentice acceptance decisions are made on a rolling basis. You will be notified of our acceptance decision within two to three weeks, after we have received ALL of the above materials. We will close applications as soon as we have filled our company, but no later than April 15, 2023. If you intend to apply for dormitory housing, please apply no later than April 7, 2023.

Personal Information

Education

Please share with us some information about your current and/or past educational experience.
Ex: Circle in the Square, 2017

Other information

If yes, you will receive a $600 tuition credit. No additional application is needed to receive this work study position!
If you are only interested in participating in the Audience Ambassador Work Study, which does NOT require any supplemental application, please select "No." If you are interested in applying for any other work study position (Social Media Workstudy, Apprentice Experience Workstudy, Production Workstudy) which DO require a supplemental application, please select "Yes."

Audition Requirements

Other Requirements

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Please make sure to include your name in the file title.
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This does NOT need to be a professional headshot, just a photo of you! Please make sure to include your name in the file title.
*We suggest this to be a teacher, director, coach or other theater professional who can speak to your work as an actor and theatrical collaborator. (No recommendation required for deferral students OR for students being nominated for one of our Spark Scholarships, please put n/a)

Personal Response Questions

In considering applicants for the Apprentice Program, our goal is to offer apprenticeships to actors that are seeking to develop specific skills or to sharpen their artistic perspectives with specific experiences. Please take a few minutes to review the information about the Apprentice Program and Commonwealth Shakespeare Company that's available on our website and social media. You may even reach out to Apprentice Program staff to get a clear picture of what the apprenticeship is all about. With that information in hand, please tell us how you hope or expect the CSC Apprentice Program to influence the following: (Please use no more than 250 words.)
Include a challenge you face in performing one of these plays. If you have not performed one of Shakespeare's plays yet (that's ok!), please reflect on why that might be and how that informs your relationship with these works.
Describe how you see this apprenticeship helping you to achieve that goal.

Optional Demographic Questions

In an effort to make this program accessible to a diverse group of applicants, we like to collect demographical information from all of our applicants so we can learn more about who is applying for our program and find ways to be more inclusive in our recruitment/enrollment process. Answering questions in the section is completely optional and information provided in this section is not used in making acceptance decisions.
Including parents/guardian's income if dependent, self (and spouse if applicable) for independent.
including parents/guardians/siblings if dependent or 1 if single independent or including spouse/children if applicable

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