BRB Apprentice Program

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BRB Apprentices work as actors, makers, and thinkers closely, alongside FGP’s Creative Directors and BRB Alumni Retreat Artists for a week in rural Pennsylvania. Apprentices partake in master classes led by FGP’s Directors, as well local community artists, all with the intention of helping them to create a larger, collaborative performance as a group.

BRB Apprentices then bring their work to NYC for one week, where they are guided through a professional rehearsal process. During this week they will see shows, visit rehearsals, meet other New York based artists, and delve further into the process of making and editing original work. The Apprenticeship culminates in a showing in NYC, alongside that summer’s Retreat Artists and Alumni.

Here are our 2018 Apprentices

4MARIANNA HOITT-LANGE has been creating and collaborating since she first realized art wasn’t just auditioning. Along with acting, she writes short plays, poetry and stream of consciousness stuff — but she also wants to explore how bodies can articulate emotion as intimately as words. She will be joining the ETW Transfer Track at NYU this fall.
Levin_Esther-017 AARON J. STEWART is a New York based Actor, Director, and Playwright. He currently studies at the Acting Conservatory at Purchase College for his degree in BFA Acting. He was also a Directing apprentice at New York Stage & Film, and an acting teacher at SOCAPA.
sarah houghSARAH HOUGH is an aspiring musician and actress entering her junior year at The University of the Arts. At UArts she has performed in Now We Are Six (Sarah), Lucille’s Lantern (Improv Ensemble), drop a (fly) (Person 1), and Acedia (Movement Corps) as well as UArt’s improv troupe, Playground Champions.

Adrian.Collins_PhotoADRIAN COLLINS is a Brooklyn-based actor from Austin, where she appeared in regional premieres of The Wolves (Hyde Park Theatre, Austin Critics Table Award), Enron (UT Austin), DNA (Capital T Theatre), and various new and devised works. Her love for performance has evolved into a love for collaboration and creation.

IMG_7018 ALIRIA JOHNSON is currently a rising Senior at The University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA. Past Uarts credits include: Sarah Flood in Salem Mass, The Elementary Spacetime Show (Fringe Arts and Playwrights Horizon), Folk Wandering, The Bourgeois Gentleman, The Maids, White Girl in Danger. Outside Credits: Hear Me War (PWTF), Cotton and Gold (Fringe Arts), The White Mountain Projects (UPENN), The Mantua Theater Projects (Drexel). Regional: Camelot (Act II Playhouse, Understudy).

emma dorfmanEMMA DORFMAN is an actor, writer, director, and dramaturg hailing from Houston, Texas. She is currently a rising junior at NYU Tisch. Completing her primary training at the Atlantic studio, this fall, she will move on to advanced training at ETW. Favorite credits include A Doll’s House (Nora/Director), First Love Play (Callahan), BobRauschenbergAmerica! (Deborah/Dramaturg), and Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind (Company/Writer).

Michael DelaflorMICHAEL DELAFLOR is a Texas-born writer and performance artist for film and theater. He has written and collaborated on various short and full-length plays, films, and devised works, recently founding the art collective Drive Through Liquor Store. Currently a senior at NYU graduating with a BA in Dramatic Literature, he will be pursuing an MFA in Performance Art next year.


Past BRB Apprentices


2015 Apprentices:
Megan Hayes
Barrett Law
Julia Louis
Jenna Rush
Caitlin Cobb-Vialet
Lindsay Wolgel

2016 Apprentices:
JB Douglas
Lia Fitzsimmons
Bella Grace Leitman Harris
Jenna Rush
Emmy Weissman

2017 Apprentices:
Guillermo Contreras
Neo Cihi
Kat Giordano
Caroline Albert
Shannon Devaughn
Sav Souza