Outdoor Shakespearean Theatre
Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum

Professional Repertory Education and Performance Program (P.R.E.P.P)

Actors auditioning for the season are eligible to apply for the Professional Repertory Education and Performance Program.  The PREP Program has a significant educational aspect with participants receiving 40+ hours of classes including vocal and body work, scansion and rhetoric, and monologue classes to name but a few. In addition to the classwork, all PREPP actors are assigned a scene and Director/Mentor to work with as you prepare for the PREPP showcase of scenes and monologues on our mainstage.

Actors enrolled in PREPP are cast in at least one mainstage show with the potential for understudying roles throughout the season. PREPP actors receive on-the-job training and experience in technical, administrative, and/or educational areas of theatre as you complete your hours of service.

For more information contact Jonathan Blandino at PREPP@Theatricum.com 

PREP Program Actors

When does the PREP Program start?

The PREP program runs in conjunction with our summer season and runs from April through the first week of October.

How do I apply?

Acceptance into PREPP begins with your audition for our season. Auditions will be held the first week of March. To schedule your audition please contact casting@theatricum.com. At your audition there will be an additional form to fill out for those interested in the PREP Program. Applicants in whom we are interested will be asked to write a brief one paragraph Letter of Intent, and interviews will be scheduled during callbacks the following week.

How much does it cost?

The PREP Program costs $500 so we can provide you with an exceptional staff for your class work.

What are the hours of service?

As part of the PREP Program participants give 75 hours of service to the theatre over their 6 months in the program and serve to build our company of teaching artists and staff, and provides participants with further training in all aspects of the Theatre.

Are there scholarships available?

A limited number of full or partial scholarships are available. Eligibility and offers of scholarship will be assessed at your interview.

For more information contact Jonathan Blandino at PREPP@Theatricum.com