6th Street Playhouse School of Drama — The Apprentice Company

The Apprentice Company at 6th Street Playhouse is comprised of young theatre artists, aged 8-17, who demonstrate an exemplary level of professionalism, maturity and desire to seriously explore the theatre arts.  This company is designed to give these students a deep, enriching, and comprehensive theatrical experience culminating in the presentation of a production, but it is so much more than that! The ten weeks of training for each of the Apprentice Company Projects include Master Class instruction in acting, movement, song, dance, script analysis, voice and dialect work. 

Each Fall and Spring we select and fully produce an original project or a play, specifically geared toward fulfilling the goals of the Apprentice Company.

Fall 2018 Apprentice Company Production

A traveling troupe of street/circus performers entertain their audiences with fairy tales and fables, learning about their own lives through the stories they perform.

This original Apprentice Company Theatre Production will offer you the unique experience of helping to create the play. Through instructor lead improvisations you will explore and create updated fairy tales. You will create your characters for Cirque du 6th Street by using your skills and talents such as singing, dancing and playing an instrument. You will also be instructed and create masks and props for your characters. 

Concept by Lennie Dean
Written by Eileen Nagle
Directed by Alexandra Moore & Eileen Nagle
Music Direction by Eileen Nagle 
Mask and Crafting by Lillian Myers

September 20–November 18, 2018

Auditions: (open call – first come, first served)
Wednesday, Sept 19 4:30 - 6 PM
Rehearsal Room 6th Street Playhouse      

Workshop begins:
Thursday Sept 20, 4–6:30 PM

Workshop rehearsal times:
Tuesdays and Thurdays, 4–6:30 PM
Saturdays 10 AM–1 PM   

Tech week:
November 12–16 (schedule TBD)

Performance dates in the Studio Theatre:
Saturday Nov 16 at 7 PM
Saturday Nov 17 at 2 PM
Sunday Nov 17 at 6 PM
Sunday Nov 18 at 2 PM

Tuition: $625

The Audition

Participation is by audition only. Confirmed cast will be provided registration forms.  

Audition requirements:

  • One to two minutes of a song, preferably from a musical, sung acapella
  • Memorize and creatively present (rap, tap, act out with a crazy voice) one short nursery ryhme from this list: http://abckidsinc.com/top-nursery-rhymes-time-lyrics-origins/
  • Bring a picture and resume
  • Be prepared to share any unique skills: play an instrument, hula hoop, juggling, etc.


Lennie Dean
Education Associate

(707)523-4185 ext.122 (message box only)

Tuition and Scholarships

Tuition is $625.
Limited scholarships and payment plans are available (Scholarship Application); contact education@6thstreetplayhouse.com