APPLICANTS TO THE APPRENTICE PROGRAM do not need any previous experience performing Shakespeare. Apprentices must be at least 18 years of age by the beginning of the Stradbroke intensive (Feb 27th, 2022).There is no upper age limit.
The ideal apprentice is a theatre artist who wants to enrich their craft by immersion in classical text and its performance. Apprentices receive extensive training in the Linklater voice method, movement, and QSE’s approaches to working with classical text, as well as having the opportunity to engage in a range of activities and tasks involved in putting on a production and running a theatre company.
The cost of the Apprentice Program is $880 (including membership), which covers training plus mentorship from experienced company members valued at over $2000. Payment plans are available. The apprentice program runs from Feb 19th to Aug 13th, and is a part-time commitment other than during the intensive training periods outlined below.