The Young Ruffian Apprenticeship Program
*Applications for the 2017 Program will begin in late Winter.
Who: Geared towards high school students who are interested in theatre, this program is for novice and experienced actors alike, for anywhere in the GTA. No Shakespeare appreciation required!
What: A part-time, free-of-charge summer acting intensive and apprenticeship program. Discover what the world of theatre has to offer through the lens of Shakespeare and the support of a professional theatre company.
Mentorship: Throughout the five weeks, you will be learning alongside highly-skilled theatre artists, who will be acting in Shakespeare in the Ruff’s summer production. You will participate in several one-on-one sessions with your mentors and have the opportunity to discover what life is like for working actors in Toronto.
Skill building: Through workshops with professional artists; including fight choreography, text analysis, and movement training, you will come away having honed a number of new skills.
Performance: The capstone of the program is developing your own production, which will be presented as the opening-act to the professional show on three consecutive nights in Withrow Park. You will perform on the same stage as the professional company, engaging with the same audiences; a unique opportunity to get a taste of a professional acting experience.