All the World's a Stage


As an early career actor, getting your foot in the door of a professional theatre and jump-starting your career can be a daunting and overwhelming task. Do you take the time to focus primarily on training? Do you dive right into the audition process? Do you cross your fingers and hope for the best? This summer as an Acting Apprentice with the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey in Madison, New Jersey, I had the opportunity to train, learn audition techniques, and experience the ups and downs of working with a professional theatre. We balanced classes with seminars, rehearsals, and crew calls in the scene, costume, and props shops. As an Apprentice, not only did I discover a great deal about myself as both a person and a performer, but I also learned what it takes to make it as an actor in the world of professional theatre.