All offers have gone out for the 2018 Apprentice Company. Thank you to all who auditioned, we hope to see you in Roanoke or at SETC next year.

The Apprenticeship at Mill Mountain Theatre is an immersive experience designed to propel young artists into their professional careers. Ideal candidates are college students who are studying to pursue a professional career in the arts. For 2018, Mill Mountain Theatre is looking for 5 artists to be in residency for 12 weeks (May 21st-August 12th). This is a paid apprenticeship with company housing provided.

  • Perform in a touring production of A Year With Frog And Toad TYA.
  • Perform in Spring Awakening on the Waldron Stage, our black box space.
  • Involvement in Shrek, the Musical TYA (Either as Assistant Stage Manager, Wardrobe Supervisor, or Performer) on the Trinkle MainStage
  • Perform in 24 hour play festival: Overnight Sensations
  • Cabaret performance on the Trinkle MainStage
  • Master classes with industry professionals.
  • Teach Frog and Toad themed workshop (in Roanoke City Public Schools)

Candidates who are graduating seniors may also be offered a 10 week extension (till October 21st) to perform in West Side Story.


For more information contact Travis Kendrick, Director of Education.

A summer in Roanoke, VA


Live, work, and play in downtown Roanoke, a historic and bustling Virginia city with a wide array of food, culture, and activities. Apprentices are housed in the Mill Mountain Theatre Atelier, a historic hotel walking distance from the theatre, restaurants, museums, and the City Market with local vendors and farmers. Journey outside to enjoy one of the hundreds of hikes in Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains.


“The Mill Mountain Theatre apprenticeship provided me a platform to perform with the most diverse and talented company I have ever been a part of. While stretching myself as a performer, I was also allowed to spread the joy and power of theatre throughout the Roanoke Valley, teaching lessons in different classroom environments and also touring to community libraries and parks. I would definitely recommend this experience to anyone looking to grow as an artist.”

-Alex, Apprentice Company 2017


“Being an apprentice at Mill Mountain Theatre was one of the most rewarding and eye opening experiences that I have had as a theatre artist… They took the time to get to know who I am. They shared with me what they know, what they love, and their home. Mill Mountain and all of the beautiful people who are a part of it will always hold a special place in my heart. The genuine connection, acceptance, and comfort I felt is something that I will never forget. Lifelong friendships were made, and meaningful life lessons were learned. I grew as a person, as well as a theatre artist. I could not have asked for more.”

-Rosvic, Apprentice Company 2017


anna-holland“Every day was filled to the brim with performing, education, and spreading the joy of theatre across the Roanoke Valley. This summer has changed me significantly: I feel more confident and sure of myself, and that wouldn’t have happened without this program. The Apprenticeship is something truly special.”

-Anna, Apprentice Company 2016

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