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Prior experience not necessary. Enthusiasm required!
Northern Stage believes the artistry that happens behind the scenes is just as important as the actors on stage. We pride ourselves on having a fully professional and exceptionally gifted production staff, from our technical director, to our scenic artists, to our props master. This program is designed to train and inspire technical theater artists of the future. TAP covers the following technical areas: Set & Props, Scenic Artistry, Costume & Wardrobe, Lighting & Sound, and Stage Management.
Applications for the 2020 Summer Technical Apprentice Program are now OPEN!


The 2020 Technical Apprentice Program runs in conjunction with the Summer Musical Theater Intensive, Chicago. TAP students will work on this production in the shops and run crew for the performances.

DATES: June 17 – August 3
WORKING IN PRODUCTION SHOPS: June 17 – July 16, Monday – Thursday 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM
TECH: July 17-21, 9:30 AM – 8:00 PM Daily
PERFORMANCE WEEKS: July 22- August 2, 12-9:30 PM Daily
STRIKE: August 3, 9 AM – 3:30 PM
*Please note that the schedule on specific dates is subject to change.
AGE RANGE: 14-18

Application Process
All students who are interested in the program must fill out an application and submit to Northern Stage by May 1. Once we receive your application, we will reach out to you to schedule an interview. Click here to fill out the application online. Students will be submitted on a rolling basis, so apply now!
Final acceptance decisions will be made by May 15. Payment must be provided within two weeks of acceptance into the program.
Scholarships & Payment Plans
In an effort to ensure our programs are accessible to all, Northern Stage offers a limited number of need-based scholarships for the Technical Apprentice Program.

For questions about the program, contact Director of TAP James Roeder at or (802) 296-7000 x 129.
For questions about registration, contact the box office at or (802) 296-7000.