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Apprentice Program

2019 Apprentice Showcase

Become a Part of the Idaho Shakespeare Festival

One of a Kind 10-Week Program!

2021 Apprentice Company Program runs June 8- August 16 and will work with student conflicts.

Idaho’s premier professional theater offers an Apprentice Program for Treasure Valley high-school students. Program includes over 200 hours of intensive acting instruction and a performance showcase on the Festival’s main stage. Apprentices may also work backstage on season productions. Admission by audition only. Tuition: $800, scholarships available.

For a full description of the Apprentice program and schedule of a typical day in the life of an ISF Apprentice click here.

Learn more by enjoying our short videos about the Apprentice Company and it’s history! First video by Lori Regan. 2nd video created with help from Brian Chismar

2021 Auditions

Who: High School Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors

When: April 12th and 13th from 4-7 pm*. Schedule your audition by emailing Director of Education, Veronica Von Tobel, at

Where: A Virtual Zoom Audition. We will send you a link before your audition.


  • One monologue from Shakespeare, 1-3 minutes
  • A theater resume and a photo of yourself
  • A joke

*Dates and formats subject to change, however we are moving forward with hope!

Apprentice Program

Apprentice Training includes the following:
  • Acting
  • Play Analysis
  • Performance
  • Improv
  • Movement
  • Auditioning
  • Speech
  • Costuming, production & shop work
  • Text

Contact Us

Veronica Von Tobel
Director of Education 
Education Department
(208) 429-9908 ext. 206
(208) 429-8798 (fax)