Garden Theatre is honored to announce the creation of the William Daniel Mills Apprenticeship ProgramHarold and Rosy Mills selected the Garden to launch this new apprenticeship program for young artists ages 13 through 22. This generous gift
and program was created by Harold and Rosy Mills to honor the memory of their beloved son Daniel Mills, a passionate student of theatre who tragically passed away in 2020.


The William Daniel Mills Apprenticeship Program is an exciting opportunity for young theatre artists ages 13 – 22 who are interested in developing their skills in acting, directing, design, technical work, and education. 

All inaugural apprentices will be required to attend an orientation in August 2021 and professional development workshops Monday evenings in the fall of 2021 as well as take part in the January 2022 Education production (Title TBD). Other classes, performance and workshop dates will be outlined on an individual basis. 

Accepted apprentices will be able to select areas of theatre to focus on: performance, directing, design, technical work, and/or education. Participants in this tuition-free program 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.


Applications will be accepted April 30 – May 17. This program is open to students ages 13 – 22. To apply, follow the instructions below:

  1. Submit a resume highlighting your theatre experience. See sample resumes HERE.
  2. Submit a 2-3 minute video recording containing the following information. Feel free to be as simple or as creative as you like. Phone recordings will be accepted.
    1. Name
    2. Age
    3. Where are you from?
    4. Tell us about yourself.
    5. Why you are interested in an apprenticeship with the Garden Theatre?
    6. Desired area of focus (performance, directing, design, technical work, education)
    7. What can you bring to the Garden through this apprenticeship?

Auditions/Interviews: Selected applicants will be invited to interview and audition slots taking place Saturday May 22 from 10 AM-1 PM or Monday May 24, 5- 10 PM. Those interested in performance tracks 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.