About the Program

The Professional Training Company (formerly the Apprentice/Intern Company) is one of the cornerstones of Actors Theatre’s commitment to education. A diverse company of 40 young theatre professionals participate in a full-immersion program focused on practical, experiential training designed to ease the transition into a professional career.

Now in its 46th year, and functioning as a theatre company with its own season focusing entirely on new works, the Professional Training Company is a national leader in alternative theatre training. Its alumni are working on staff and onstage in leading theatres across the country (Playwrights Horizons, Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Goodman Theatre, Victory Gardens Theater, the Guthrie Theater, Hartford Stage, Geva Theatre Center, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, and Denver Center for the Performing Arts, among many others) and are often invited back home to Actors Theatre. Last season, more than 30 former apprentices worked at Actors Theatre in some capacity.  Additionally, our acting alumni appear regularly on television (How to Get Away with Murder, Gotham, The Americans, Elementary, Person of Interest, Master of None, Broad City, and Orange Is The New Black, among many others).

Every Company member receives a $5000 grant to help defray living costs. We also offer assistance in finding low-cost housing, student loan deferment, and other resources. Members of the PTC are responsible for all costs associated with living in Louisville for the duration of the apprenticeship (roughly July 30, 2018, through April 26, 2019).

Meet the Team

Christine Albright-Tufts, Director, Professional Training Company

Jonathan Ruiz, Artistic Coordinator, Professional Training Company


Actors Theater of Louisville
316 West Main St.
Louisville, KY 40202
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