Total Costs: A $75.00 registration fee payable to Allegheny Intermediate Unit is due when Apprenticeship Application Page is mailed to our office. Lab fee of $82.50 for theater tickets made payable to Pittsburgh Public Theater is due at the first session.
This exciting program is designed with the theater enthusiast in mind. Students are introduced to the art of acting by participating in monologue and scene work covering the basics of character development, objectives, sub text and stage movement. Expanding beyond stagecraft, students will gain valuable knowledge and understanding of the many skills and talents necessary to produce productions in professional theater by interacting with Pittsburgh Public Theater staff and artists.
Students will attend five student matinees during the apprenticeship with one extra session in December.
All sessions are from 9:00am until 2:00pm.
PRIDE & PREJUDICE: Wednesday, October 3rd
SWEAT: Wednesday, November 14th
THE TEMPEST: Wednesday, January 30th
DOLL’S HOUSE PART 2: Wednesday, March 13th
INDECENT: Wednesday, April 24th
Extra session: December (date TBD)
For over four decades, Pittsburgh Public Theater has produced artistically diverse theatrical productions of the highest caliber. Housed at The O’Reilly Theater in Pittsburgh’s Cultural District, The Public produces at least six shows per year on a unique three-quarter thrust stage. The Public is well known for offering intimate, engaging, and professional theater through classics of the American canon (DEATH OF A SALESMAN, PRIVATE LIVES), masterworks from the international repertoire (HAMLET, ELECTRA), world premieres (BY JEEVES, L’HOTEL), contemporary plays (BETWEEN RIVERSIDE & CRAZY, THE HUMANS) and musicals of exceptional merit (GUYS & DOLLS, DADDY LONG LEGS, FORUM). The Public collaborates with talented artists, including famed directors, extraordinary actors, stunning designers, knowledgeable stage managers, and an exceptional staff to give the audience a world-class theatrical experience. <br> <br> Instructor Bio: <br> Jena Oberg is the Artistic Director of Little Lake Theatre Company, where she has been an actor, director and educator for 20 years. She also serves as a teaching artist for the Pittsburgh Public Theater and has been on the acting faculty of Act One Theatre School and the Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera. She is a proud Northwestern University graduate and has completed a Directing Internship at Portland Stage Company. Since returning to Pittsburgh, Jena has directed over forty productions. Her favorites include Peter and the Starcatcher, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Outside Mullingar, Wait Until Dark, Dancing at Lughnasa, and The Farnsworth Invention, which was named 9th best production of 2010 by the Pittsburgh Tribune.