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BRB Apprentices work as actors, makers, and thinkers closely, alongside FGP’s Creative Directors and BRB Alumnus 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 Alumnus.

The BRB Apprentice Program will run August 13th to 25th.

The Apprenticeship fee of $800 covers tuition, housing, meals, and travel to the FGP retreat space in Pennsylvania. Housing in NYC is not included, but can be arranged if needed.

Applications for the BRB Artist Retreat and Summer Apprenticeship will close April 27th, 2018.


Click here to apply!

Applications for the 2018 BRB Summer Apprenticeship now open! Submit HERE

“Last summer’s FGP BRB Apprenticeship Program was an immensely positive experience for me! I feel endlessly glad I followed my gut reaction, got out of my comfort zone, and applied. I learned to be a better artist around other cool/working/young/talented/fun/innovative artists. The program also drastically challenged the way in which I give feedback in every aspect of my life and equipped me with various artistic exercises that I have returned to again and again. I loved honing a project with the other Apprentices (all TOP-notch students, creatives, and humans), collaborating with the awesome FGP folks, and being at beautiful Little Pond. Everyone was just constantly supportive and welcoming – I would go back in a heartbeat. ”
– Kat Giordano, Princeton

“Working in an environment like Little Pond is so refreshing and revitalizing. I found myself with just enough time every day to focus and gather gratitude for the next full day of working, learning, devising, laughing, etc… This program should not be missed by an artist of any caliber or level but if you’re someone about to graduate college, or just recently graduated, FGP has curated a brilliant home for you to create and be accepted. Not to mention you get to show your creations to each other and show them in New York City! This program is much more that creating connections it can reframe and recharge your career as an artist and I fully believe in that. If you have the time don’t think about it GO!”
– Shannon Devaughn, University of the Arts

“The FGP BRB Apprenticeship is hands down one of the best theatre programs I have had the opportunity to participate in. I was very fortunate to meet and work with a group of excited, young artists similar and wildly different from myself while also learning under the mentorship of working artists and the FGP Co-Directors alike. The work at Little Pond is rigorous, challenging, and doesn’t leave room to second guess yourself but rather encourages you to dive right in. FGP BRB taught me not only about myself artistically, about what kind of collaborator I am, and what kind I want to be, but also at the most basic level, how to be a human being. This apprenticeship did such a wonderful job at creating a welcoming environment that allows you to take risks, to make mistakes, and to really put yourself out there. Having completed FGP’s BRB Apprenticeship I can confidently say I’m a better collaborator and have also built lifelong friendships.”
– Guillermo Contreras, NYU Tisch

“My time spent at FGP’s BRB Apprenticeship Program was exciting, memorable, and was the artistic workout I needed for my creative soul. The processes and methods in which we got to learn, experiment, and create with made no room for self doubt or creative blocks. FGP’s Apprenticeship Program will ignite your creative drive and give you the tools to learn how to coax your artistic work ethic out of hiding. I was so amazed how much work could be created with a small team of clever minds and a mere 15 minutes! An incredible opportunity to work with intelligent, creative, and passionate people so you can work hard, have fun, and make friends.
– Neo Cihi, NYU Tisch

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