January 30, 2018 - February 4, 2018
Western Connecticut State University
Danbury, CT 
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Saturday, February 3 • 3:30pm - 5:30pm
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Commonwealth Shakespeare Company Apprentice Program (Wellesley/Boston, MA)
The CSC Apprentice Program is an intensive summer training program for young actors who are actively pursuing a career in theatre. This eight week training runs concurrently with CSC’s signature event, free outdoor Shakespeare on the Common, founded in 1996 by Artistic Director Steve Maler's vision that Shakespeare "belongs and should be accessible to everyone." 
The apprenticeship offers a robust Shakespearean performance focus through professionally directed productions held in and around Boston. CSC faculty support the work in the rehearsal room through classes in voice and text analysis. At the beginning of the program, we work with each apprentices to identify personal goals and track these goals together with faculty and staff throughout the summer. Apprentices will also bring their work and enthusiasm to audience engagement work on The Boston Common, where they are an integral part of our show's success.
  • Learn voice and classical text in core classes and receive personalized monologue and scene study coaching. 
  • Earn Equity Membership Candidacy (EMC) points towards union membership and engage in professional development opportunities through interaction with CSC's Equity artists. 
  • Perform in fully-produced Shakespeare plays directed and designed by professional artists and presented at various venues throughout Greater Boston. 
  • Work as an Audience Ambassador on the Boston Common by assisting with front-of-house duties and engaging with our diverse audiences through pre-show educational conversations, play and performance moments. 
Actors of all genders, minorities and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For application requirements and additional info visit commshakes.org


Victoria Townsend

Victoria Townsend is a Boston-based director, teaching-artist and performer. She is the Artistic Programs Manager for Commonwealth Shakespeare Company, producers of ‘Shakespeare on the Common’ which brings free outdoor Shakespeare to over 75,000 Boston audience members each summer... Read More →

Saturday February 3, 2018 3:30pm - 5:30pm EST
Westside Campus Center Room 212