Mentor/Apprentice Program

Part of Live Arts’ commitment to Education and forging theater and community includes developing future theater artists both on stage and behind the scenes. Every season we chose a show or shows to pair teenagers with experienced theater professionals in order to learn about a technical aspect of theater. This season MEN ON BOATS is the Mentor/Apprentice show.

Teens interested in applying to be an Apprentice should attend the Mentor/Apprentice Program Interest Meeting, and/or fill out the application linked below.

Men In Boats at Live Arts


The Live Arts Mentor/Apprentice Program provides a unique, hands-on opportunity for teens to learn the crafts of direction, stage management, and theater design while working on a mainstage production alongside experienced designers and staff to create the look, sound, and feel of our productions.

We offer apprenticeships in the following categories:

  • Directing
  • Stage Management
  • Scenic Design
  • Set Decoration
  • Costume Design
  • Properties Design
  • Hair and Makeup Design
  • Lighting Design
  • Sound Design
  • Producing
  • Dramaturgy

If you are a teenager interested in being part of our Mentor/Apprentice program production team, join us at the meeting on Wednesday, October 30th, 2019. To RSVP for the meeting and/or for more information please contact Live Arts Education Director Miller Susen at And don’t forget to fill out this Application Form!


“Being a part of the mentor/apprentice program was absolutely wonderful, I got to learn from experienced mentors who treated me as their equal and learn valuable skills that have prepared me for future theatre endeavors. I would highly recommend this program to any aspiring designers, directors, or managers.”

-Teen Apprentice

“Working on the Apprentice show for costuming was an incredible experience. I learned a lot and my mentor and fellow apprentices got along so well, everyone was so welcoming! If you’re interested in theatre, I recommend this program 100%. It’s so educational, you’ll get to see the many different aspects of theatre and how everything comes together, and have fun!”

-Teen Apprentice

“I could not have asked for a better experience from the program, everything from the people I worked with to the skills I learned. I would absolutely do it again!”

-Teen Apprentice