APT (ARTIST PRODUCER TRAINING)

The second class of APT: (L to R TOP): Brian Postalian, Emma Westray, Chiamaka Ugwu, Maddie Bautista, Ishai Buchbinder (BOTTOM): Mamito Kukwikila, Ruthie Luff, Christopher Manousos, and Michelle Langille.

The second class of APT: (L to R TOP): Brian Postalian, Emma Westray, Chiamaka Ugwu, Maddie Bautista, Ishai Buchbinder (BOTTOM): Mamito Kukwikila, Ruthie Luff, Christopher Manousos, and Michelle Langille.

APT Goals

We aim to train artists, producers, and artist/producers of independent theatre. Graduates will create and implement projects and budgets that have the goal of paying a better wage to artists, gain skills to sustain a career in the arts, and improve the overall health of the theatre ecology.

Some of our graduates will become ‘guns-for-hire’, working on a contract-by-contract basis on the one-off shows that drive independent performance, while others will bring these new skills for creating and producing their own work. All will learn entrepreneurial and innovation-based strategies that seek to adequately compensate artists and producers. 

Curious about what our APs are learning?

Meet our second class of Artist Producers

Planning out critical paths for producers

Planning out critical paths for producers

   Final Eval for Stage 1 - APT JEOPARDY!  "I'll take Grant Writing for $500, Alex"

   Final Eval for Stage 1 - APT JEOPARDY!  "I'll take Grant Writing for $500, Alex"

APT field trip to The Riser Project (April 2016) at the Theatre Centre to see some shows and talk about Why Not Theatre's innovative new producing model.  Left to Right (Standing): MoP Evaluator Sherri Helwig, Troy De Four, Sehar Bhojani, Rose Hopkins, Generator ED Michael Wheeler, Andrea Scott, Why Not's Artistic Director Ravi Jain, Why Not's Associate Producer Kelly Read.  (Crouched) Kevin Wong, Generator's Dir. of Comm. Katie Leamen, Taliesin McEnaney, Why Not's Artistic Producer Owais Lightwala.

APT field trip to The Riser Project (April 2016) at the Theatre Centre to see some shows and talk about Why Not Theatre's innovative new producing model.  Left to Right (Standing): MoP Evaluator Sherri Helwig, Troy De Four, Sehar Bhojani, Rose Hopkins, Generator ED Michael Wheeler, Andrea Scott, Why Not's Artistic Director Ravi Jain, Why Not's Associate Producer Kelly Read.  (Crouched) Kevin Wong, Generator's Dir. of Comm. Katie Leamen, Taliesin McEnaney, Why Not's Artistic Producer Owais Lightwala.

APT Graduates