2024 Apprentice Intake Form

Personal/Program Intake Information

No additional application is needed for this Work Study. If you check yes, you're in! A reminder that confirmed Spark Scholars are required to participate in the Audience Ambassador Workstudy as part of your scholarship. Please be sure to have read thoroughly the description of this workstudy on our website and reach out to let us know if you need any reasonable accommodations to participate.
Pricing is $3,000 for early bird applicants (must sign contract by 3/25 to qualify) or $3,942 for regular deadline. Participating students are NOT required to live on campus for the program but will be responsible for their own timely transportation and/or parking should they choose to commute. Dormitory housing is assigned, managed, and billed entirely through Suffolk University—not CSC—and is first come, first served until slots fill. Dormitory style housing will be available for rental from Suffolk University for the duration of the program at their 10 West Street Resident Hall (10 West St, Boston, MA 02111). The style of dormitory is a Private Bedroom in a Shared Suite. Suites consist of individual bedrooms that will house one Apprentice each and all of the students within a suite share a bathroom. Roommates will be randomly assigned by gender identity. Should there be an uneven number, students may be paired with interns from another summer program. There is no shared living room and no kitchen but all suites do open into a furnished common area. Mini fridges and microwaves are available to rent for a small additional fee (these supplemental items and their costs can be shared between roommates for the duration of your stay).
Our schedule will be roughly 9am-6pm Monday through Friday until tech week of our ARC Performances, where we will switch to a Monday-off AEA schedule (approximately July 12). Apprentices who choose to take part in any of the Workstudy Positions will have some additional evening and weekend commitments and it is possible other activities will extend outside of these hours. A full calendar with clear days off will be released in the spring, though some of your schedule will be dependent on which ARC Performance you are cast in. Conflicts of any kind are discouraged in your 7.5-week intensive so that you can be fully present for training for yourself and your scene partners and castmates. PLEASE LET US KNOW OF ANY AND ALL CONFLICTS BETWEEN JUNE 12-AUGUST 4, 2024 so that we may suss out if these will be disruptive to your cast/scene mates. Prohibitive conflicts may require us to defer your acceptance to summer 2025.
This should be a new monologue that you have not worked on before. Please include the play, character name, act/scene and first line. The only requirement is that this be a verse monologue rather than prose. Please feel free to select any monologue from Shakespeare's works regardless of gender/"type". You might consider choosing a selection close-ish to your age range (for example: not King Lear) so that this monologue can be relevant to you near-term and we ask that you also be mindful of character race where appropriate (for example: Othello). If you have questions about your choice, please reach out!

Health and Wellbeing Information

This next section helps us be better prepared to accommodate your individual needs this summer to make a safe and positive working space for all. The information in this section remains confidential to Senior CSC and Apprentice Company Staff and is only shared as needed in case of an emergency.
Please make sure to include details for any allergies that might affect the safety of our spaces for you, for example an airborne peanut allergy. Additionally, please let us know your strategies for managing any allergies and how we can access/assist you with them in case of an emergency (epi-pen, etc.)

Artist Receivables: Marketing/Public Materials

Info submitted here may be used for informational and promotional purposes externally. Contact information will not be shared publicly but may be used by CSC staff to contact you regarding press and marketing needs / requests. In some instances, Commonwealth Shakespeare may edit for clarity or length.
Please note if there is anything we should be aware of when sharing your pronouns. Ex: “Please use different pronouns for public, please use different pronouns on contact sheets”, etc.
This email will be the primary form of communication during the summer for the program. It is very important it is one that you can check every day.
This could either be your school and grad year (for example: Bridgewater State '23) or if not applicable your town of residence/origin/identity (for example: Brooklyn, NY)
We may tag you when posting on Instagram specifically
We ask that each member of CSC provide a Personal Visual Description for our use in media, promotion, access services and guidance when referring to you. Out of respect for each of you, we want the language of your physical description and identity to come from you. Helpful details to mention in a visual description for people that are blind, experience low vision, or are unable to visually perceive media images include: hairstyle and hair color, race/ethnicity, age or age range, gender/pronouns, any additional distinctive accessories (i.e glasses), mobility aids (i.e wheelchair, hearing aids, etc.), and more. We recognize that some people may not feel comfortable disclosing their mobility aids or if they have a disability, though this can help with eliminating unconscious bias. If it's helpful, use your headshot as a jumping off point. EXAMPLES: a) “I am a partially-blind white woman in my late teens. I have thick purple glasses, a large purple headset and blonde hair tied back in a ponytail.” b) “I’m a white cis man, in my mid-30's. I’m tall, with greying dark curly hair. My pronouns are he / him.” c) “I use they/them pronouns. I am a nonbinary East Asian person in my 20s. I have long dark hair and facial hair.”
EXAMPLE: Michelle Obama's lenses would include being a cisgender black straight married woman who is a lawyer and a mother.
Click or drag a file to this area to upload.
An ideal headshot for our website would be a full color vertical headshot with no border and no name on the image. Please title the Image LastNameFirstNameHeadshot.
EXAMPLE: John Smith* (Oberon) – Commonwealth Shakespeare Company: Much Ado About Nothing, The Tempest, Romeo and Juliet, Twelfth Night. Lyric Stage: Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express, Spelling Bee, My Fair Lady, and Sweeney Todd. SpeakEasy Stage Company: Next to Normal, The Drowsy Chaperone. Boston Playwrights’ Theatre: The Wolves. Central Square Theater: Twelfth Night, The Old Man and the Sea, Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime. New Repertory Theatre: Oliver, The Normal Heart. John has also been seen at Hartford Stage, La Jolla Playhouse, Geffen Playhouse, The Muny, and Actors’ Theatre of Louisville. He teaches acting and directing at Northeastern. johnsmith.com @JohnSmith

Wrap Up

Feel free to reach out to apprentice@commshakes.org anytime during your intake process to disclose additional information and ask questions. We look forward to seeing you in the summer!

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