Theatre NorthWest Receives Support for New Apprenticeship Program

Theatre NorthWest (TNW) and The Community Arts Council of Prince George & District (CAC) are thrilled to be deepening their partnership with a new Apprenticeship Programme.

This new programme is aimed specifically at developing technical and directorial talent in Prince George and will see a local resident serve in the capacity of Assistant Director for the duration of the production Million Dollar Quarte.

“Developing local talent is part of both organizations’ mandates,” says Sean Farrell, Executive Director of the CAC. “The CAC has a long history of support for a broad range of artistic practices, and we are very excited to now have the opportunity to support a prestigious professional performing arts company such as TNW and their work in nurturing local talent.”

“The actors you see on stage are only one part of a much larger undertaking,” says Jack Grinhaus, Artistic Director at TNW. “We need a crew of 12 or more to put on a play, not to mention the administrative staff. Having a larger group of local artists here in Prince George is exciting and will benefit the whole performing arts community.”

These two organizations have been collaborating on several different projects over the past couple of years, and the new Apprenticeship Programme is as natural extension.

This season our sponsored apprentice is Melissa Glover. Melissa is a dedicated member of the local performing arts scene. She has worked and performed on stage with local groups several times, including, but not limited to Twelve Angry Jurors, It’s A Wonderful Life, Hedda Noir and her goals include running a theatre one day.