Apprenticeship Opportunities

Part of our mission at The Blank is to help the next generation of artists develop their skills through our internship and apprenticeship opportunities. Our arts internship and apprenticeship programs are listed below, detailing the apprenticeships and their requirements. To apply for one of our internships or apprenticeships, please send an email to info@theblank.com for more information.

For ALL apprenticeships we are looking for candidates with:

an eagerness and willingness to learn
a love for theatre
a strong work ethic
great people skills
a desire to be a part of the theatre community
efficient time management skills
basic office and computer skills
aptitude for coordinating and organizing
Apprentice perks include: hands on, professional experience, free shows, great connections, and the opportunity to work with and learn from esteemed professionals in every facet of the non-profit theater world.

ARTS ADMINISTRATION/PRODUCING APPRENTICESHIP (FULL/PART TIME)

This apprenticeship is unpaid.

These apprentices work side by side with the Producers and Managing Director in every aspect of production for The Living Room Series, our new play development program, and our Young Playwrights Festival.

This is a great program for those interested in a career in Theatrical Production, Arts Administration or Non-Profit Management. It will allow participants to enter into the quickly growing field of nonprofit development. Apprentices will be given the unique opportunity to see the inner workings of a well functioning nonprofit theatrical organization, backstage, onstage and in the office.

This program can take place over the summer, one semester or the full school year. It can be part time or full time and is completely flexible. We structure the schedule according to the apprentice’s availability. We just ask that each apprentice makes a commitment for at least 3-6 months.

LIVING ROOM SERIES STAGE MANAGEMENT (PART TIME)

This apprenticeship comes with a small stipend of $50 a show.

These apprentices work with the Artistic Committee, Associate Producer of the Living Room Series and with professional theatre directors, actors and playwrights in our new play development program the Living Room Series.

This is a great program for those interested in a career in Stage Management or Theatrical Production. It will allow participants to work with a variety of directors and playwrights as new work is created. Apprentices will be given the unique opportunity to work with playwrights from all over the world as well as many local LA playwrights, meet directors from theatres and television, help create a lighting design and get hands on experience as a stage manager.

Living Room Series happens every week between Labor Day and Memorial Day, with just an 8 hour commitment required about once a month. Shows are assigned by the LRS Producer according to the apprentice’s availability.

YOUNG PLAYWRIGHTS FESTIVAL APPRENTICESHIP

The YPF apprentice team members receive immersion training in theatre production for 6 weeks (mid May to the end of June) during our Young Playwrights Festival. They are a major part of every aspect of production and are truly the backbone of the entire festival.

Each apprentice will have the opportunity to:

stage manage at least one play
run the light and/or sound board
work as the running crew
participate in production meetings
work closely with the Festival Producer
train with the Production Stage Manager in all aspects of production
work closely with many different directors, actors, designers and producers
If the apprentice has skills or interest in a specific area of production we will give them training and/or responsibilities accordingly.

This training program is equivalent to at least a full year of college level courses in theatre production. This is a full time position and our most in-depth and fast paced apprenticeship. There is no pay, but most apprentices receive school credit for their participation. You do NOT need to be a student to apply, but you must be at least 18 and have an interest in theatre.

The festival began in 1992 and has evolved into a unique national competition for playwrights 9 to 19. For more information about the festival go to ypf.theblank.com

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