For nearly a decade, the Theatre Aspen Apprentice Program (TAAP) for aspiring theatre professionals has been offering the opportunity for students to gain hands on experience with professionals in their fields and the opportunity to observe and assist in the theatrical production process from start to finish. Apprenticeships are offered in areas including: Company Management; Costuming & Wardrobe; Development; Theatre Education; Lighting Design; Marketing & Content Creation; Music Direction; Performance; Sound Design; Stage Management; and Stagecraft & Production.  

Apprentices will make valuable connections and develop career skills by working on the main stage, participating in special events, assisting in the administrative office and front of house and through available teaching opportunities in the Theatre Aspen School. While at Theatre Aspen, all apprentices will have the opportunity to work with creative team members and will attend weekly seminars taught by Theatre Aspen staff and other leading industry professionals. The Apprentice program culminates in a Showcase that the apprentice class completely conceives, produces, creates, and performs.

Apprentices will be in residence in Aspen, CO for the entirety of the Theatre Aspen summer season from mid-May through late-August. Select Apprenticeships offer the possibility to arrive earlier and to extend past the summer season for work on fall activities. 

The Theatre Aspen Apprentice Program is generously underwritten by JESSICA AND JOHN FULLERTON, BARBARA AND JON LEE, and SANDY AND KENNY TATE.

Thank you for applying to the 2020 Theatre Aspen Apprentice Program.

If you are interested in applying for a non-performance apprenticeship, please fill out a separate online application HERE

Requirements: Letter of interest, photo and resume, two contrasting 16-bar vocal selections and a contemporary monologue via YouTube or Vimeo links labeled with your name. It is helpful to include material from the upcoming season, CHICAGO & ROCK OF AGES, if possible. You may receive an interview or audition (in person, phone or Zoom/Skype) Letters of recommendation for performing apprentices are only necessary upon request.

Applications accepted beginning January 1, 2020 and are due by March 1, 2020. 

If you have questions, please contact: Anna Rhoads, Apprentice Program Coordinator at

Thank you for your interest in Theatre Aspen!

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