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 June 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 August, overlapping one month of the training phase. Each applicant must attend one of three orientation sessions. The orientation sessions are:
Tuesday, May 21, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Saturday, May 25, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Thursday, May 30, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
For more information contact Program Manager Robert Boaz or 202-399-7993 ext 114.
To apply for the 2013 Atlas Stagecraft Training and Apprenticeship Program click here for the application.