Apprentice Program Alumni
Creating and educational, professional space to hone your craft
The GRSF apprenticeship program reminded me that Shakespeare’s work is best approached with a generous sense of play, and a willingness to be physically invested in the text at an athletic level.
Winona, MN is a community that helps support the process immensely, and the success of the apprenticeship process would be impossible without them!
Season 14 Apprentice, Season 15 Acting Intern
I came to the GRSF Acting Apprentice Program immediately after finishing my MFA. It was the perfect way to transition from school to working in professional theater. The environment created around apprentices is supportive, collaborative and challenging. It was an extremely rewarding summer and I recommend it to anyone interested in a career as a professional actor.
Season 13 Apprentice
[It was] one of the best experiences of my life. It allowed me to grow as a performer and a person alongside some amazing people who will be my friends the rest of my life. The neat thing about the program is that it lets you see all walks of life in the theater which, going through it, no one should take for granted. It is a cultivation of a professional world, but wholly unique in that it is also a cultivation of family.
Season 14 Apprentice
Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply & audition. GRSF uses gender- and race-conscious casting.
To apply, please fill out the application below and find an audition in your area.
School audition dates will be held virtually in the winter/spring of 2021. Check back for specific dates. Interested in setting up an audition with your school? Reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org
General Auditions (via Zoom)
Those auditioning should prepare two contrasting Shakespeare monologues, at least one in verse, totaling no more that 5 minutes in combined length.
Any questions, please write to Bryan Hunt, Director of GRSF Apprentice Actor Training Program: BryanH@grsf.org
Frequently Asked Questions
What about COVID?
GRSF continues to monitor the evolving health crisis, and will adhere to any and all mandated local, state and federal guidelines. The health and safety of our company and audiences are our first priority. As an apprentice in 2021, expect a season like no other. It will most certainly ask patience, flexibility and a positive spirit of all of us to move forward. We are confident we can create a meaningful summer for apprentices, and are excited to meet you in the (virtual) audition room.