JUNIOR COMPANY & APPRENTICE PROGRAM

Encore is pleased to announce our brand new Junior Company and Apprentice Program.  Encore is excited to provide this opportunity for students to receive hands-on experience, educational training and skill-building in specific areas of theatre production and the performing arts.  


This program is designed for students beginning their Second Semester of their freshman year of high school and going through young adults up to age 22 in college.  This select group will serve for one year on the Junior Company, and members are eligible to serve multiple years.   

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2018-19 Junior Company Members:

Brant Adams
Emma Andrews
Peyton Boling
Chloe Bolling
Sophia Cardone
Devon Drybread
London Keller

Britney Newman
Nicholas Noble
Alisa Osborne
Jenna Seal
Josh Smith
Savannah Spangler
Hannah Grace Wallen

During their time on the Junior Company, students are mentored by our dedicated theatre company and staff in theatre production – from stage management, design, direction, marketing, acting and more.  Our Junior Company will be hands-on with all production elements throughout the season.   In addition, students will have special educational training intensives and workshops, performance opportunities that are designed solely for the Junior Company, and the opportunity to mold and shape the program for future groups. 

Pre-requisites for the Junior Company are:

Age range – sophomores in High School through Age 22

  • Have previous theatre experience either onstage or behind the scenes (Preference will be given to students who have already participated in Encore productions)

  • Good grade point average and references

  • The willingness and desire to learn about theatre and work within the company.

 

The time commitment will vary throughout the year, but the Junior Company will have monthly sessions in addition to the hands-on experience throughout the season.  

Current Junior Company members DO NOT need to reapply.

To be considered for Encore Junior Company, please complete and submit the application.  Applications are due by December 31, 2019.   

HOW THE JUNIOR COMPANY WORKS:​

Once our Junior Company team is selected, our group of students will participate in the following:

  • HANDS-ON LEARNING:  Each student will be given a specific area of production that they will focus on for each show in the Encore season.  Preference will be given to those students who have a desire for a specific area of interest.  (Scenery, Costumes, Lighting/Electrics, Sound, Directing, Stage Managing, Marketing, etc).  Members will switch for each show so they can learn and gain experience in all of the production elements. 

  • COMPANY AND AUDIENCE DEVELOPMENT:  Our Junior Company will take part within the planning and development of the company’s mission and work.  Junior Company members will see the process of working on special events, strategic development, and audience engagement.  Our Junior Company will be present at performances and engage with our patrons and audiences.  

  • LEARNING AND EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES:  Junior Company will have workshops, intensives and educational opportunities that focus on the performing arts.  From acting and voice classes to audition technique and more, our Junior Company members will have the opportunity to grow their talents and knowledge of the theatre.  In addition, the Junior Company will work on their very own collaborative performance project.  

  • E.T.C.  Junior Company members will have the benefits of attending every Encore production throughout the year at no charge and additional complimentary passes for friends and family.  In addition, the junior company will have the opportunity to participate in a yearly theatre trip!  Also, Junior Company members are able to apply for the Encore Theatrical Company Scholarship given to students pursuing a career in the performing arts.  

 

Junior Company Mission Statement

The Encore Junior Company is a dedicated group of young artists who participate in hands-on learning as well as company and audience development. We bring the joy and magic of theatre to the young and young at heart by educating the youth in the Lakeway Area and surrounding region.