Mentor/Apprentice Program

mentor-apprentice program on PBS









Take a look at this piece on the 2018/19 Live Arts Mentor/Apprentice Program, as featured on PBS’ The Art Scene! 

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 a production.

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, watch this space for information about the 2022/23 season Mentor/Apprentice show.


“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