Fostering practical skills for the next generation of performing artists in order for them to both create and sustain a future career in the theater.Mentoring young people, helping cultivate leadership and communication skills necessary for a healthy personal and professional life.Creating new performance experiences which use the foolsFURY model of ensemble creation-making.Joining new audiences with young artists in dynamic dialogue.
The FURY Apprenticeship program was designed to bridge the journey from school to professional career in the theater. In our youth education program over the years, we identified focused, passionate, talented young artists in need of greater challenges and mentorship. This program provides hours of one-on-one encouragement and skill-building, creating a foundation for positive self-growth while being held accountable for a professional project.
“The process of getting the play from the page to the stage is really a group process.”
FURY Apprentices receive mentorship, professional training and a culminating public showing of her/his work in the areas of Performance, Directing or Playwrighting. Program commitment is 3-6 months depending on foolsFURY’s production schedule, and the Apprentice’s goals, geographic location and school schedule. The FURY Apprenticeship Program may also serve to fulfill other extra-curricular requirements within your high school or university, and foolsFURY will work with you and your school to accommodate any requirements those programs may have.
“In order to make my work come alive on the stage, I required others to graciously come forward and give their support”
• weekly career mentorship check-ins to focus your current activities, plan for your final project and muse about the future
• free or member-cost access to foolsFURY workshops and trainings
• observing auditions and company rehearsals
Past interns and apprentices have gone on to perform, assistant direct, stage manage, produce their plays with foolsFURY, launched new programs in the company or were invited to become foolsFURY Member Associates