Education

Apprenticeship PROGRAMS

Are you looking to get your start in theater? ArtsWest offers comprehensive, full-time and part-time apprentice programs for high school, undergraduate, graduate students, and recent graduates from around Seattle and the country.

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EDUCATION PROGRAMS

This season, over 10,000 people will see a production at ArtsWest. Over 120 of Seattle’s best actors, designers, directors and crew have come to work with us this year alone. Our productions are critically acclaimed. We produce compelling, relevant theatre. Find out how we do what we do, and – most importantly – why. 

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FIRST LOOK

Have you ever wondered how a Scenic Designer plans a stage? What cast members do to prepare for their roles? How the whole thing – costumes, casting, lighting, and more – all come together to make a production at ArtsWest? FIRST LOOK events are your (free!) opportunity to engage directly with the creative minds behind each ArtsWest production. 

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Cast talks

Get first-hand insights from the people closest to the material – the performers themselves. At Cast Talks, audience members can engage directly with members of the cast to ask questions about acting, the play, the playwright, and issues and questions raised by the work itself.

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show salons

More than just talking about the play and the playwright, Show Salons are an opportunity to bring social issues, current events, and your own life experiences into a spirited, wide-ranging discussion of life and theater – and to enjoy some delicious wine and snacks while we’re at it!

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