*MORE INFO REGARDING CURRENT DATES AND FEES WILL BE POSTED IN OCTOBER/ NOVEMBER 2018.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email. The email for the puppeteer coordinating this apprenticeship is
Please remember, however, that your formal application needs to be a non-electronic letter, mailed to Esteli Kitchen, address TBA.
In the first sentence please tell us your age, which session you are applying for, and your email address. Then, please tell us your life story. The letter is loose, and this requirement can be interpreted however you like. We are basically hoping to get a sense of who you are.
PLEASE DO NOT FORGET TO INCLUDE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS IN YOUR LETTER! All communication after the initial letter will be done through email.
PLEASE NOTE: APPLICANTS ARE NOT GUARANTEED ACCEPTANCE! DO NOT FINALIZE YOUR TRAVEL PLANS BEFORE DISCUSSING IT WITH THE APPRENTICE COORDINATOR!
Theater or Art training is definitely not a requirement. Let us know if you play a brass instrument, woodwind instrument, or violin/viola/cello/bass. If you are able to bring it with you, even better (though this is also not a requirement).
All apprentice application letters must be submitted by May 1st, 2018. Getting your letter in sooner than this is recommended.
If the submission date has passed but you just can’t imagine not spending the summer with us, write us anyway. We can put you on the waiting list and let you know if a spot opens up.
If you are accepted, a nonrefundable deposit of $500 is due within a month of your acceptance. The remainder of the fee is due by May 15, 2018. Please contact us to discuss payment plans if necessary.
A note on fees for college students:
Talk to your professors about the potentiality of college grant money to help cover your apprenticeship fees. Often colleges have money earmarked specifically for their students participating in summer apprenticeships. It is also sometimes possible for students to receive college credit for completing the Bread & Puppet apprenticeship.
Thank you for your interest and we look forward to meeting you next fall!