The Depot Theatre offers a professional apprenticeship for young artists (ages 11-15) that covers a broad spectrum of theatrical skills and experiences. These include scene composition, set and costume design, voice and movement training, improvisation, and acting skills. This summer’s apprenticeship culminates with the Depot Apprentice Showcase, two public performances where the apprentices will demonstrate what they have learned to a live audience.
Featuring Shakespeare’s rude mechanicals from A Midsummer Night’s Dream and an array of contemporary movements and monologues the Depot Apprentice Showcase performances will take place on Friday, August 4th at 5 pm on the Depot Theatre main stage and Saturday, August 5th at 6 pm outdoors in Ballard Park. Admission is free, but donations are appreciated.
The apprentices in the Depot Theatre Young Actor’s Apprentice Program are Amanda Mann, Leanna Costin, Caleb Albano, Brennan Mazzotte, Gabrielle Mazotte, Lauren Gough, Brody Lobdell, Daniel Rutz, and Ailsa Kohler. The program is co-directed by Lindsay Pontius and Scott Gibbs.
The Depot Theatre is a non-profit, professional theatre located in a historic, functioning 1876 train station in Westport, and operates under an agreement with Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.
Photo: The Lion The Witch and The Wardrobe 2015 performance, provided.