CATCO makes every effort to pair the student with a staff member in his/her area of interest. However, mentorships are meant to provide a broad exposure to the production process. Mentees observe acting and technical rehearsals, production meetings, design meetings, costume parades, and performances. They do everything from making coffee, copying scripts and distributing posters to building costumes, hanging lights and prompting actors. (Mentees do not perform.) Specific activities will vary depending on the student’s interests and schedule, as well as on the CATCO schedule. All participants will write a press release about themselves, observe a performance (a complimentary ticket will be provided), and conduct short interviews with each staff member. Mentorships are non-paid learning opportunities.
COMPLETION OF MENTORSHIP
Those who successfully complete the program may request a letter of reference from their CATCO staff mentor.
AVAILABILITY AND PROCESS:
Mentorships are only available at select times in the CATCO season. Interested students should, contact CATCO at least six weeks before their desired starting date to determine availability of a mentorship. If a potential mentorship is available, students will be asked to complete an application and interview with staff.