American Players Theatre

Production Assistant

May - October 2019 • Spring Green, WI

What I liked

There is an outdoor and indoor theatre that you work in, either as deck crew or putting up the sets and taking down the sets. It's a repertory theatre with 8 shows and I was fortunate enough to be deck crew for 3 of those shows. I was able to take a variety of seminars that helped me understand more about how a theatre runs and what people do. Some hands on experience was available, as well in the Scene Shop, Prop Shop, and with Lighting. APT keeps the atmosphere positive and supportive, which comes in handy on those hard days. They put together gatherings where the cast and crew are able to unwind and get to know each other.

What I wish was different

Based on how many hours and how much work there is, I wish the pay was better.


It's gets down and dirty. You are working in all kinds of weather, so keep up on your health. Do laundry, grocery shopping, and even squeeze in a nap when you can. Take care of yourself, which the theatre is supportive of.
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