We Are Seeking
Ambitious, talented, disciplined emerging theater artists. You are interested in theater as a whole and want to gain a broader scope of what it is to be an artist of the theatre, but already excel in at least one area (acting, design, directing, writing, producing, or stage management).
You want to experience what it is to be part of a company.
You have had significant training and experience and are looking to gain entry into the theatre professional world.
You want an artistic home and to be a part of a team.
You have excellent communication skills and entrepreneurial spirit.
Your life is not in chaos and you feel ready for the rigors of mentorship.
An opportunity to be part of a company within a company
To broaden your identity from actors, designers, stage managers, directors, writers, and producers into comprehensive theatre artists.
Our Mentee Program
Mentees attend regular, mandatory weekend-long “intensives” delving deeply into a particular method of theatrical practice, such as collaboration/devised work, viewpoints, movement, improvisation, Shakespeare, scene study, and the business of theatre.
Mentees work side-by-side with Third Rail core company members, with most intensives culminating with a performance. Some of these performances may be given an opportunity to be performed for the public as a “dark night” production when we are in residence at CoHo Theatre.
Mentees with the appropriate skillsets will be given opportunities to assist our professional stage managers, designers, directors, and producers on our productions as well as shadow company members as they prepare for a role.
Mentees are given opportunities to learn the business of producing theater. They will be allowed to assist in all facets of Third Rail’s enterprise: season selection, marketing, sales, and development.
The Mentorship Program culminates with a showcase production. All aspects of the production are determined and developed by the mentees. Mentees will act, design, stage manage, and possibly direct a play of their choosing or of their creation.
What We Expect
Sweat. Mentees will be responsible for coordination and production of our National Theater Live program, as well as in-house needs matched with their particular skills. Mentees assist in front-of-house duties and attend company meetings. Work is variable in terms of hourly commitment, but should average around five hours per week. (It is possible to have a full-time job and be a Mentee.) We encourage our Mentees to actively seek theatre work during their tenure, provided they can fulfill their duties to the company as well.
Focus. We’re looking to train our future bosses: Leaders who can also follow and listen; People who are disciplined yet flexible; Strong individuals who can work as a team member; Those willing to make a commitment.
How to Apply
APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2016-17 THIRD RAIL MENTORSHIP PROGRAM ARE NOW CLOSED. PLEASE CHECK THIS PAGE AGAIN IN MAY 2017 TO APPLY FOR THE 2017-18 PROGRAM.
Auditions and interviews will be scheduled for late May and early June 2017. Inquiries regarding the Mentorship Program can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. All other general inquiries may be sent to email@example.com.