High school graduates have the opportunity to learn to work behind the scenes in the Atlas Stagecraft Training and Apprenticeship Program (ASTAP) which seeks to develop new skills for individuals in technical production through training in carpentry, lighting, sound and projection and to help them acquire jobs as stagehands in theatres as well as hotels and convention centers.

This 5 month program begins in July with 10 weeks of training. Classes are held on Monday and Tuesday evenings and 5 hours on Saturday for a total of 13 hours each week. The three-month apprenticeship phase begins in September, overlapping 2 weeks of the training phase.

Applicants must attend one of three orientation sessions:

  • Saturday, June 21, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
  • Tuesday, June 24, 7:00 – 9:00 PM
  • Wednesday, July 2, 7:00 – 9:00 PM

For more information contact Program Manager Robert Boaz or 202-399-7993 ext 114.

To apply for the 2014 Atlas Stagecraft Training and Apprenticeship Program click here for the application.

ASTAP is supported by funding from the Summerfield Foundation, LISC, Clark Winchcole Foundation, Steuart Investment Company, and the Capital Hill Community Foundation. To join this group of important workforce-development funders, please contact Claire Carlin, director of development, at ccarlin AT atlasarts.org or 202-399-7993 x 109.