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Bucks Playhouse acting apprentice program returns


The new Bucks County Playhouse Acting Apprentice Program, led by Broadway choreographer and founder of “Steps On Broadway” Patrice Soriero, is accepting electronic applications for its Summer 2022 program until Feb. 1.
The Playhouse also will participate in A1 Conference Auditions, in-person at Rider University in Lawrence Township, N.J., Jan. 14 to 16. Visit
For video submissions, email headshot, resume, completed application, and a video of a 32-bar cut and a short dance combination. The video should be sent as a link on YouTube, Vimeo, or another video-sharing website. Email all materials to by Feb. 1. In-person callbacks may be scheduled at a future date.
The centerpiece of the Summer Apprentice Program will be the Playhouse’s largescale musical (title to be announced soon). The program is scheduled to run from June 3 through Aug. 1. Apprentices receive a living wage, housing (if needed), and transportation.
Apprentices become part of the acting company of the show and serve as ensemble members and/or swings. They rehearse for two weeks in New York City alongside professional actors, singers, dancers, producers, and creatives before settling in New Hope, to perform full eight-performance weeks at the Playhouse.
In addition, apprentices perform in the Playhouse’s Deck cabaret series, and learn from Broadway professionals through masterclasses. Apprentices are responsible for inspiring the next generation by teaching and mentoring the Playhouse Youth Company and the Solebury School StarCatchers program.

The Bucks County Playhouse Apprentice Program is part of the Actors’ Equity Association Membership Candidate Program (EMC), and apprentices may be able to obtain EMC points for some of their work at the Playhouse.
Casting for the Acting Apprentice program will be conducted nationwide through both live auditions and video submissions. Apprentices typically come from theater programs at colleges and universities throughout the country.
Bucks County Playhouse welcomes applicants of all backgrounds, and candidates who are Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) are strongly encouraged to apply. BCP also welcomes individuals who are underrepresented in the theater industry, including race, ethnicity, class, gender identity or expression, ability, and sexual orientation.