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Actor Apprentice Program: Get a new perspective on acting
A year-long professional training program with our 28-year-old, award-winning theatre company
Learn how to be a working actor in a rigorous and ensemble-oriented environment at a price you can afford!
Just some of the benefits available to our Apprentices:
All apprentice alums are eligible to audition for NPTC Youth & Community productions and Women's Work public readings
Multiple opportunities for work with notable Guest Artists in specialized areas of performance and audition techniques (i.e. Commedia, autobiographical writing, vocal work)
Weekly classes in the fall and spring for regular exercise of the actor’s craft, new skills development, and the opportunity to experience an ensemble environment
All apprentices perform in a Spring Showcase for Industry Professionals
Extreme Affordability—Tuition is only $2000 for the full year which includes 72 hours of workshop time plus a month of rehearsal with professional directors for a fully realized scene showcase. Multiple payment options available.
What NPTC Expects
Serious commitment to the program and consistent attendance at all classes and workshops.
Visible support for the broader mission and programs of NPTC including:
Serving as “good-will ambassadors” for the Company
Providing assistance with production and administrative tasks when possible
WHAT FORMER APPRENTICES ARE SAYING ABOUT THE ACTOR APPRENTICE PROGRAM
"There is such a positive energy pulsing through this company, and they really make you feel like a valued individual. Melody Brooks is a great mentor, and has really created a special community of like-minded artists... I'm so glad that I made the choice to be a part of the NPT family! " M. Poynton
“The year at NPTC opened a new approach to acting and interacting with the audience. In addition to learning more about myself and gaining confidence, I learned Shakespeare, staged combat and dance, and felt encouraged and cared for by Melody and the NPTC group. It was a great experience!” O. Roric
"Working with the NPTC apprentice program has been an amazing experience. I came into the program somewhat jaded and actually toying with the idea of giving up on acting. But being with this wonderful group of people has revitalized my love for acting and taught me more than I could have hoped, not just about the fundamentals of being the best actor I can, but who I am as a person.” B. Starkin
“Unlike a lot of the other programs out there, New Perspectives' Apprentice Showcase does it right…fresh, new faces, and promising new talent!” Melissa Maxwell, Director/Playwright
“NPTC’s Apprentice Program clearly teaches a fearless acting style. It was easy to imagine these talented [apprentices] in a range of roles…from stage to film and television.” Sharon Fallon, Broadway Producer
"A strong showing from [actors] cutting loose and getting their feet wet. The material and the performances were thought-provoking." Selby Brown, Mark Simon Casting