Since 1936, a strong theater training program has been a core component of the Players. In 1996, this program expanded into the development of a Second Company, a group of 12 to 17 interns and apprentices who hail from all over the country. Interns and apprentices are selected for these coveted slots through highly competitive auditions. They work with the professional company in the shops and backstage, appear in support roles on the mainstage, and perform in two concurrent productions in July and August for children and families.
Each season Second Company productions showcase works that are classics of children’s literature. For many of the children, this will be their first experience to see live actors on stage. The experience is enhanced by the youth and enthusiasm of the young actors and their interaction with the audience. Whenever possible, Second Company actors travel to local libraries for play readings with question and answer sessions for story-time groups.
2014 Second Company Auditions:
All auditions for the 2014 Second Company acting internships have been completed. Thank you for your interest.
Technical Intern Applicants: Please send a resume with a cover letter with what technical area you would like to intern in to firstname.lastname@example.org or PO Box 118, Peterborough, NH 03458
And what is a day in the life of a Second Company member? Take a look at this video which goes through the intern's first day with the company.
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