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 (October through May). 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 free program 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 Nate Santana, who has been with the program for three years. Protégés will continue to work with a playwright to develop an original script for performances in April/May. A rehearsal process prior to the performances completes the program.
Beginning this year, SGT offers emerging designers and theatre production practitioners the opportunity to take advantage of our program and apply as Protégé Designers. Protégé Designers will assist alongside our season designers to get hands-on experience and witness firsthand how professional storefront theatre operates. Protégé Designers will also be mentored by Shattered Globe Ensemble designers to further develop their talents and skills. Designers will have the opportunity to showcase their work as lead designers of the end-of- year Protégé performance.
Design positions are available for the following departments: Set, Sound, Costume, and Lighting.
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.
Interested in Joining?
The current Protégé Program is currently underway. Please stay tuned for more information about the final performance in Spring of 2017.
Information about auditions for next year’s program will become available in Summer/Fall of 2017.
“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, and a CityArts Grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events