Festival Production Apprentices Needed for the 2017
Pocono Mountains Music Festival
Come join a great team and learn about the inner workings of creating a memorable performance.
6 Production Apprentices are being sought to work in the picturesque Pocono Mountains just 2 hours away from New York City.
This is a “Production and Creative” apprenticeship and is not performance based.
Apprentices will be working in ALL of the following areas throughout the Festival:
*Props and Costumes
*Assistant to the Artists
• College or High School Student with theatrical background
• Drivers License
• Available every day of the Festival from 9am to 5pm OR until the concert/event is over
• 1 free ticket to a Broadway Show (show selection announced at a later date)
• Backstage Tour with the Broadway Show led by a member of the technical crew
• Many Q & A opportunities with leading Entertainment Industry professionals
• Possible college credit
• Exposure to seven musical and theatrical art forms as presented by the Festival
• Meals provided while working at the Festival
• One free ticket for a guest to a concert of your choice
• Meeting, assisting and working with top Theatrical & Musical Industry Professionals,making connections and building relationships
• Resume worthy experience and training
• Working with NYU Tisch School of the Arts Graduate Writing Students and producing a reading of their work for the Festival
• Apprentices will work all day, every day of the Festival, including each concert/event that happens in the evening. We will rotate your “duties”, so that you get experience in all areas.
The schedule will be as follows: Thursday, 7/27-Sunday, 7/30 and Thursday, 8/3-Sunday 8/6 working with the Festival; Monday, 7/31 & Tuesday, 8/1 off and a trip to NYC on Wednesday, 8/2.
• Apprentices may be asked to run errands, so access to a car is preferable.
• Some lifting and manual labor may be required, such as moving platforms and chairs.
Please also include one letter of recommendation.
Penny Ayn Maas, Student Apprentice Program Advisor
Penny Ayn Maas is honored to be returning to the BHSMF for a third summer, having co-directed & choreographed Love Changes Everything and Come to the Cabaret! A Celebration of Kander & Ebb, as well as serving as the artistic associate, for the past two years. Penny is an assistant professor of Musical Theatre at Texas Christian University. She has worked as a professional actress, singer and dancer in New York City for over 20 years. On Broadway she had long, successful runs in three Tony award-winning shows: the original cast of Crazy for You, including singing on the cast album, the revival of Damn Yankees, starring Jerry Lewis, and the acclaimed revival of Cabaret, at Studio 54. She is featured on the Off-Broadway cast album of Swingtime Canteen, a show she has performed all over the country, singing and playing five different instruments. As a director and choreographer she has worked Off-Broadway with the National Yiddish Theatre (The Pirates of Penzance, The Marriage Contract), the Algonquin Theatre (Sessions, From Gershwin to Berlin), Second Stages (Vanities) and for the Fringe Festival (Kaboom!). She was the associate director and choreographer for three years of the BC/EFA benefit concert “Broadway Backwards,” setting numbers for stars like Whoopi Goldberg, Alan Cumming and Florence Henderson, among others. She has been a guest choreographer for three years with New York City’s Theatre Arts Center “Bound for Broadway” shows. She has also directed many children’s theater productions with the renowned Random Farms Kids Theatre in Westchester and for the Center Stage Theatre Company in Connecticut. Most recently, she choreographed and directed Cabaret for the Richmond Triangle Players and she provided choreography for The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Les Miserables for the Riverside Center Dinner Theatre in Virginia. Penny is a member of AEA and SAG/ARTRA.