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Ambitious, talented, disciplined emerging theater artists. You have had significant training and experience, and are looking to gain entry into the professional world. You want an artistic home, to be a part of a team, have excellent communication skills, and have an entrepreneurial spirit. Your life is not in chaos and you feel ready for the rigors of mentorship.

Actors: Weekly Saturday morning workshops for nine months, including acting, movement, voice, Viewpoints, audition, the business of acting, and Alexander Technique. Classes will be taught by the Third Rail company members. Actors will participate in showcase production at the end of tenure.
Stage Managers: We offer assistant stage management positions for our productions, as well as opportunities to stage manage within the mentorship program. Stage management mentees assist in all levels of production, mentored by Portland’s top equity stage managers.
Designers: Work closely with production, assist in all aspects of scenic, lighting and costume design. Opportunities for hands-on training throughout the design process of our productions as well as designing the showcase production.
Producers: New this year. Production Mentees assist in all facets of Third Rail’s enterprise: season selection, marketing, development, and will produce the showcase.

Sweat. Mentees will be responsible for coordination and production of our National Theater Live program, as well as in-house needs matched with their particular skills. Mentees assist in front of house duties, and attend company meetings. Work will be variable in terms of hourly commitment, but should average to around eight hours a week. It is possible to have a full time job and be a Mentee. We encourage our Mentees to be active seeking theater work during their tenure, provided they can fulfill their duties to the company.
Focus. We’re looking to train our future bosses. Leaders who can also follow and listen. Disciplined yet flexible. Strong individuals who can work as a team member. Commitment.

If you wish to apply for the Third Rail Mentorship Program click here to download the program information and application instructions. The file is large, so be patient. Inquiries regarding the Mentorship Program can be sent to

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