Garden Theatre is honored to announce the 2nd year of applications for theĀ William Daniel Mills Apprenticeship Program. In 2021 Harold and Rosy Mills selected the Garden to launch this new apprenticeship program for young diverse artists ages 13 through 22. This generous gift and program was created to honor the memory of their beloved son Daniel Mills, who tragically passed away in 2020.

The Garden would like to thank the Mills Family for entrusting us to keep Daniel’s legacy thriving in our arts community. These apprentices, led by Education Director Nick Bazo, Associate Artistic Director Roberta Emerson, and Artistic Director Joseph C. Walsh, will have an incredible experience!


Applicants for this program must submit a short video application and go through an interview or audition process. Accepted apprentices will be able to select areas of theatre to focus on: performance, directing, design, technical work, and/or education. Participants will be able to take Garden Theatre Education masterclasses, camps, and classes at no cost, in addition to attending rehearsals, performances, and other events at no cost. Apprentices will also be considered for paid opportunities working on Garden Theatre mainstage productions and education programs. 

Application Dates: April 1 – May 9, 2022

Program Dates: July 2022 – June 2023

All apprentices will be required to attend an orientation in July 2022, professional development workshops Monday evenings in the fall of 2022 as well as take part in original/devised play in May 2023. Other classes, performance and workshop dates will be outlined on an individual basis.


Submit a resume highlighting your theatre experience. See sample resumes HERE

Submit a 2 – 3 minute video recording containing the following information. Feel free to be as simple or as creative (feel free to have fun) as you like. Phone recordings will be accepted. 

  • Name
  • Age 
  • Where you are from
  • Tell us about yourself 
  •  Why you are interested in an apprenticeship with Garden Theatre
  • Area of focus (performance, directing, design, technical work, education) 
  • What you can bring to the Garden through this apprenticeship

Auditions/Interviews: Selected applicants will be invited to interview and audition slots taking place Saturday, May 21 from 4:00 – 7:00 pm or Monday, May 23, 3:00 – 7:00 pm. Those interested in performance tracks must prepare a one-minute Monologue and 32 Bar Song and will go through an interview. Those interested in non-performance roles will go through an interview process. Portfolios and any supplemental artistic materials are welcome but not required.


Ashton Appadu

Emma Barker

Sydney Barker

Caroline Becker

Helena Cabrera

Adrian De Leon

Alison Diaz

Jackson Dowling

Lily Downs

Larissa Foxx

Sydney Francis

Eislinn Gracen

Billy Granville Jr.

Jessie Harris

Brooke Herrera

Safin Karim

Ethan Kaufman

Jordyn Kinard

Liam Klingberg

Valarie Kutemeier

Avery Liao-Troth

Luisa Luo

Hilary Pardey-Hernan

Madison Poston

Nicholas Querino

CJ Rosado

Stuart Sheffield

Aaron Sinclair

Jacob Steele

Matthew Zenon