The Directing Apprentice Program was designed to assist those who are interested in directing to develop the necessary skills in order to be successful.
The program lasts one season, beginning August 1, and ending August 31 of the following year.
Apprentices attend each production, and gather after the performance to discuss the performance as directors. Each Apprentice is also responsible for Stage Managing, followed by Assistant Directing a LAT production. Finally, the Apprentice is able to submit a production for the LAT Mainstage season, and directs with a mentor director.
The application for the 17-18 season ended December 31, 2016. We thank all those that applied and will announce the 2017-18 Apprentice Class April 1, 2017. Applications for the 18-19 season will be available November 15, 2017.
Bethany Bing is a graduate of Covenant College, and got her first taste of directing at a youth group summer camp in high school when she threw together a skit for the talent show. The following school year, she signed up for a directing class and took to it immediately. She went on to direct her own one-act for her high school Senior Project. In college, Bethany continued directing classes and ended up directing for the theatre department’s 10-Minute New Play Festival. Plays she has directed scenes from includes: Harvey, Cheaper by the Dozen, The Glass Menagerie, A Doll’s House, and Twelfth Night. Besides directing, Bethany has dabbled in essentially every aspect of theatre – she has experience dancing, acting, singing, running lights and sound, making props, stage managing, painting sets, and even writing for the stage. She hopes that the Directing Apprenticeship with Live Arts Theatre will open more doors and allow her to continue to master new skills and explore her artistic potential. And in the process, it might make her a better stage manager, technician, and actor, too.
Meredith has been seen at Live Arts since 2013, when she played the role of Miss Prism in The Importance of Being Earnest. Meredith is a current Board Chair of Live Arts.
Announcing our 2017-18 Apprentices