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Touchstone’s apprentice showcase goes online

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Touchstone Theatre’s “Fresh Voices” showcase returns to premiere new original works from June 2 to 12.

In light of recent events concerning public health and safety, these performances have been developed to take place remotely and will feature both downloadable and streaming content from Touchstone Theatre apprentices Sean Patrick Cassidy and Adam Ercolani.

Touchstone’s Apprenticeship Program annually selects emerging artists to study within the company and learn about life in a professional ensemble theater. Apprentice work touches every aspect of the company and includes acting, stage management, playwriting, teaching, design, and more.

Over the past 20 years, Touchstone has launched over 70 theater artists from its apprenticeship program. This season marks the inaugural year of Touchstone’s partnership with Moravian College, converting the longstanding apprenticeship into an MFA-granting program.

The Fresh Voices showcase performance annually gives apprentices an opportunity to explore and create their own solo and ensemble-created original theater. This year’s Fresh Voices features three original works; two solo pieces performed back-to-back via live stream and a collaborative podcast released in four installments.

Listening/viewing is free, and donations will be accepted at bit.ly/FreshVoices2020. The June 5 performances are created outside, and in event of inclement weather, they will be rescheduled to June 6 or 7. For information on streaming, visit touchstone.org.

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