The Scenic Painting apprentice will work with Actors Theatre Charge Artist and Paint Staff daily in the paint shop to sample and execute scenic treatments for all sixteen productions during the season. They will build and refine their color mixing, sampling, layout, trompe l’oeil, and faux finishing skills through work on productions and personal projects. They will also gain experience in 3D textures, staining, spray gun techniques and maintenance, and lettering. The apprentice will observe and practice paint shop management, pricing, and budgeting. They will collaborate with the scenic and props departments to determine materials and treatments to achieve a cohesive look across all departments. Occasional opportunities to act as the Charge Artist or Scenic Designer for PTC shows toward the end of the season may be available give the apprentice’s interest and skill level.
Please see Actors Theatre website for further details and to apply. Applications are due March 15, 2018.
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About Actors Theatre of Louisville
Actors Theatre of Louisville, the Tony-Award winning State Theatre of Kentucky, seeks qualified and passionate applications for the Scenic Art Apprenticeship. The Professional Training Company is one of the cornerstones of Actors Theatre's commitment to education. A diverse company of 40 young theatre professionals participate in a full-immersion program focused on practical, experiential training designed to ease the transition into a professional career.
Now in its 46th year, and functioning as a theatre company with its own season focusing entirely on new works, the Professional Training Company is a national leader in alternative theatre training. Its alumni are working on staff and onstage in leading theatres across the country (Playwrights Horizons, Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Hartford Stage, Geva Theatre Center, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, and Denver Center for the Performing Arts, among many others) and are often invited back home to Actors Theatre. Last season, more than 30 former apprentices worked at Actors Theatre in some capacity. Additionally, our acting alumni appear regularly on television (How to Get Away with Murder, Gotham, The Americans, Elementary, Person of Interest, Master of None, Broad City, and Orange Is The New Black, among many others).
Every company member receives a $5,000 grant to help defray living costs. We also offer assistance in finding low-cost housing, student loan deferment, and other resources. Members of the PTC are responsible for all costs associated with living in Louisville for the duration of the apprenticeship (roughly July 31, 2017 through April 29, 2018).