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June 15, 2022

Young Ruffian Apprenticeship Program

Hosted by Shakespeare in the Ruff

The Young Ruffian Apprenticeship Program is committed to inclusive, professional, PAID training for youth aged 14-20 interested in theatre. This year, we are offering an 5-week twice-weekly theatre creation program in Withrow Park!

This program is for actors, writers, and directors who are interested in collective creation. We are looking for participants who are interested in diving deep into who they are and making art from that place. We are looking for artists who are interested in understanding their place in this world.

Extended deadline to apply: June 15th, 2022


This program is for everyone, but we are specifically prioritizing applications from folks who identify as Black, Indigenous, and LGBTQ2+. 

We are committed to making this program fully accessible for participants. Feel free to include your access needs in your initial application. If you are asked to participate in an interview we will make a point of asking for your access needs in advance of the interview. 

In order to remove barriers to access this is a PAID program. All participants will receive an honorarium of $500


Shakespeare in the Ruff

We get it. Shakespeare can be boring. We’re here to change that. We strive towards the seamless integration of Outdoor Theatre, Education, and Community Building. Underpinning all of our work is the core value of Accessibility.