Creating technical theatre professionals

Venice Theatre is one of the few community theatres in the country to offer a technical theatre apprenticeship program (TTAP) for students who are 16 years and older. TTAP is a career-track training program accredited by the Florida Department of Education that gives hands-on experience in lighting, sound, scenic design, costumes, props, stage management and rigging.

The Technical Theatre Apprenticeship Program (TTAP) is an opportunity for students to participate in a true apprenticeship experience that is supported by an education system. Apprenticeship is the oldest form of job training. Students work one-on-one with professionals in their area of expertise.

TTAP Director

TTAP

Sandy Davisson

Sandy Davisson

Director of Education & Outreach

Sandy received an M.A. in Theatre History and Criticism from State University of New York and an MFA in Directing at FAU. She finds great joy in watching the students grow in confidence and communication as they move through the classes at VT.

Technical Director:
John Andzulis

Producing Executive Director:
Murray Chase

  • Lighting
  • Sound
  • Scenic design
  • Costumes
  • Props
  • Stage management
  • Rigging
  • and more!
  • Students earn college credit for the three semester classes (12 semester credits) that supplement the apprenticeship work.
  • As students progress through the program they can earn the privilege of being “paid” technicians and may be offered contract employment opportunities at Venice Theatre.
  • The TTAP program helps students identify the correct career path after completion of the program, either directly into the work force or to college.
  • When students complete the program, they are qualified to enter the field of professional technical theatre with journeyman status.

Students are expected to maintain a B average in their high school/college work and honor any school commitments. Twenty percent of the total 1,500 apprenticeship work hours needed to complete the TTAP program can come from their work at school.

Email SandyDavisson@VeniceTheatre.net or call 941-486-8679.

Venice Theatre believes in equal opportunity for all participants regardless of their race, creed, color, age, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or any other characteristic protected by law. We will not tolerate discrimination on the basis of these characteristics in any action taken by the theatre, its employees or volunteers.