The SGT Protégé Program identifies emerging artists & affords them the opportunity to work alongside a professional, ensemble-based theatre
Now in its 7th year, the Protégé Program at SGT is designed for a diverse group of theater artists who are interested in learning more about ensemble-based theatre through hands-on experience, and are committed to a season long program of study. In addition to training performers, SGT is also encouraging emerging designers to apply.
To insure that there is no barrier to participation, the program remains free of charge.
Who is the Protégé Program for?
This FREEprogram is designed for theatre artists who are interested in learning more about ensemble-based theatre through hands-on experience. In the first part of the program, the Protégés will take part in bi-monthly workshops on either Saturday mornings or Sunday evenings to work on various rehearsal techniques including: Suzuki, Laban, Grotowski, Viewpoints, and more. Training will be led by members of the SGT Ensemble and Artistic Associates. Protégés will develop an original script for performances. A rehearsal process prior to the performances completes the program.
What other opportunities does the Protégé Program provide?
Protégés also volunteer to work in all aspects of a not-for-profit theater company: management, fundraising, marketing, and production as well as performance.
Overview: Now in its 8th year, the Protégé Program is a free, ensemble-based training program that culminates in an original devised production.
Who is this for: Shattered Globe is committed to making this program accessible to everyone. We are actively looking to cast a diverse ensemble of theater-makers from different backgrounds. Usually, it is primarily performers who are interested in this program, but if you are interested in collaborating and devising an original piece in a different way, please submit to us and we’ll see how we can best use your talent based on your interest. All are welcome, and artists of color and LGBTQ artists are strongly encouraged to apply.
Dates of program: The program will begin in late October or early November, with regular meetings culminating in performances of an original devised piece in February.
What to prepare: 90 second monologue. We want to get a sense of who you are and how you play. We may ask you to play around with the monologue so please come open and ready to play.
Possible Audition dates: Audition dates are TBA. Please send any conflicts for the following dates and times:
Saturday October 28: 10-5 PM
Sunday October 29: 10-5 PM
Monday October 30: 6-10 PM
Wednesday November 1: 6-10 PM
Sunday November 5: 6-10 PM
Monday November 6: 6-10 PM
Tuesday November 7: 6-10PM
“Shattered Globe’s Protégé Program was an exciting, cross disciplinary introduction to a new style of making art that I hadn’t experienced before. Building work with 7 other young artists over the course of a year broadened my perspective on the ways in which dynamic, living theatre can be made.”
Jeff Glass2011-2012 Alumni
“These 8 months have not only allowed me to grow as an artist, as a professional, but I feel so much healthier than I was before I met these people. Shattered Globe’s family was immediately welcoming in the call back, to first build, all the way through the end. I can’t even put into words how amazing it is to not only feel accepted into a community, but to be welcomed into a group of people that were excited to have me. My fire is back and I feel like I can face anything after this experience.”
Abby Blankenship2014-2015 Alumni
“The Protégé Program offered a radically-passionate and inquisitive community that provided me with a bridge from the world of academia to the realm of professional theatre. Surrounded by thoughtful makers of all stripes, I was challenged to grow and explore in ways that would ultimately make me a more versatile artist & better collaborator.”
Jacob Watson2011-2012 Alumni
“The SGT Protégé Program has been invaluable in my development as a theatre practitioner due to its advanced and innovative training. More importantly, though, this program has afforded me the opportunity to really grasp what ensemble based theater is all about, while working with a highly respected company that is driven by its collaborative spirit!”
Sean Dolan2012-2013 Alumni
“A service to the community.”
Spenser Davis2014-2015 Alumni
“As one of the newest Protégés to the city, I am so grateful that I was able to be a part of such an incredible program. I agree whole-heartedly with Spenser! It truly is a service to this community and there are not many programs like this one out there. The work I have seen from the company this year is incredible, and I am so grateful and fortunate that I am able to be connected in this way with Shattered Globe.”
Brittany Handler2014-2015 Alumni
“The Shattered Globe Protégé Program has been one of my favorite experiences since moving to Chicago. It was amazing to have a dedicated community of truly lovely human beings who showed up real early on Saturday mornings to come learn and play.”
Shattered Globe Theatre is partially supported and funded by generous grants from the Shulman-Rochambeau Charitable Foundation, the James P. and Brenda S. Grusecki Family Foundation, The Field Foundation of Illinois, The Blum-Kovler Family Foundation, The Shubert Foundation, The Gaylord & Dorothy Donnelley Foundation, The MacArthur Fund for Arts & Culture at The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation, The Robert J. & Loretta W. Cooney Family Foundation, The Illinois Arts Council, the Alphawood Foundation, and a CityArts Grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events