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VSA arts/Williamstown Theatre Apprenticeship!

Announcing the 2008 VSA arts Apprenticeship at the Williamstown Theatre Festival!

VSA arts is an international non-profit organization dedicated to creating a society where all people with disabilities learn through, participate in and enjoy the arts. For the third year, VSA arts will partner with the renowned Williamstown Theatre Festival in Williamstown, Massachusetts for the VSA arts Apprenticeship. The VSA arts Apprenticeship provides a unique insight into the world of a professional theater for students with a disability, ages 19 – 24, interested in expanding their theater education and knowledge.
Every summer, the Williamstown Theatre Festival Apprentice Program offers promising students classes in acting, voice, and movement. Discussions and master classes with notable professionals are also a part of the apprentice experience. Apprentices also learn about the different aspects of running a professional theater company by working in each of the various departments at the Festival on a rotating basis. Many former apprentices have gone on to successful careers in the professional theater.
VSA arts is now accepting applications for this prestigious program. The selected VSA arts Apprentices will have all expenses covered by VSA arts, to include:
• Application fee
• Tuition, room and board
• Round trip coach airfare to and from Williamstown, Massachusetts, including ground transportation
• Travel, room and board for a personal care assistant, if required
• Reasonable accommodation for the Apprentice’s disability

Application materials and official guidelines are available on www.vsarts.org Applications must be submitted with all accompanying materials and received by VSA arts with a postmark no later than February 25, 2008.

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