The Summer Professional Training Program





THE FORCE OF HIS OWN MERIT MAKES HIS WAY – Henry VIII
THE 2017 SUMMER PROFESSIONAL TRAINING PROGRAM IS
CURRENTLY ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS.

APPLY ONLINE TODAY!    |    PRINT A PDF APPLICATION

HOW TO APPLY: Apprentice SCHOLARSHIPS/FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
HOW TO APPLY: Intern SPECIAL NEEDS
HOW TO SUBMIT: Next Stage ROLLING ADMISSIONS


THE ACTING APPRENTICE COMPANY:

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  • Apply online, or print a PDF of the application form from our web site. 
  • A $35 non-refundable application fee is required for each apprentice applicant.
  • Include a current resumé and headshot, as well as a one-page personal statement detailing your reasons for applying.
  • Provide three professional or university references (name, title, email, and phone number); one may be a letter.
  • If you are not able to audition at The Shakespeare Theatre or during one of our numerous university visits, you will be asked to submit a video audition (one 90-second Shakespeare verse monologue). 
  • Tuition/Housing fees:  $4,000 (which includes standard double-occupancy housing, and all tuition and fees) plus $100 refundable housing deposit. (Returning Apprentices save $500)               
    • A single room may be requested for an additional $800
    • Tuition without housing for commuters: $2,500. 
    • PLEASE NOTE: Commuters must live within 30-minutes of Madison, NJ.
 
THE INTERN COMPANY [ALL NON-ACTING AREAS]:
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  • Apply online, or print a PDF of the application form from our web site. 
  • Include a current theatrical resumé, a one-page personal statement detailing your reasons for applying, as well as appropriate portfolio materials (digital portfolios are ideal, but not necessary).
  • Provide three professional or university references (name, title, email, and phone number); one may be a letter.
  • Qualified applicants will be scheduled for an interview.  If you are not able to interview at The Shakespeare Theatre, at the annual USITT conference, or during one of our numerous university visits, we will make arrangements for a phone-interview. 
  • Tuition fee:  NONE. There is no tuition or application fee for internship candidates.
  • Equipment/Lab fee:  A $100 fee is charged to each intern upon enrollment to offset costs associated with master classes and workshops.
  • Housing (optional): $1,500 (which includes standard double-occupancy housing) plus $100 refundable housing deposit.
    • (Returning Interns save $250).
    • A single room may be requested for an additional $800
    • PLEASE NOTE: Commuters must live within 30-minutes of Madison, NJ.
 
THE NEXT STAGE ENSEMBLE:
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  • Admission to the Next Stage Ensemble is by audition and interview only.
  • Applicants can submit a headshot and resume to:
  • CASTING: Next Stage Ensemble / The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey / 3 Vreeland Road / Florham Park, NJ  07932
  • Digital submissions can be sent to: casting@ShakespeareNJ.org
  • Applicants should also submit a video audition with two contrasting Shakespeare monologues.
  • PLEASE NOTE: Prior Shakespeare experience is REQUIRED for all applicants.
  • Qualified applicants will be contacted to schedule an audition.
  • The Theatre conducts auditions in February, March, and April for the Next Stage Ensemble. Qualified applicants will be invited to auditions, which are typically held in NYC or at The Shakespeare Theatre offices in NJ.  On some occasions, actors may submit a video audition.
  • Tuition/Housing fees:  $2,100 (which includes standard double-occupancy housing, and all tuition and fees) plus $100 refundable housing deposit.
  • A single room may be requested for an additional $800
  • Tuition without housing for commuters: $600. 
  • PLEASE NOTE: Commuters must live within 30-minutes of Madison, NJ.


SCHOLARSHIPS/FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE/STIPENDS:
If you would like to be considered for financial assistance, please complete the Financial Aid application available on our web site. Qualified applicants (apprentices and interns) will be considered for Financial Aid based on need of the applicant and merit of his/her work.

Limited stipends are only available for select members of the Intern Company (non-acting areas).  PLEASE NOTE: Stipends are not available for Apprentices, Next Stage Ensemble members, or Directing Interns.

SPECIAL NEEDS: 
Individuals needing special assistance should contact the Theatre at 973-845-6745 no later than April 14 to ensure appropriate arrangements can be made.

ROLLING ADMISSIONS:  
Though the final deadline for applications is April 28, 2017, The Shakespeare Theatre often accepts qualified applicants once their interview/application process has been completed.  This means that some positions may fill up prior to that date.   DO NOT WAIT UNTIL THE DEADLINE to submit your information! 

Applicants must be at least 18 years of age in order to participate in the Summer Professional Training Program.

APPLY TODAY!