About Teen Ambassadors

Since 1996, Trinity Rep’s Teen Ambassadors program has brought together motivated young people from communities across Rhode Island and southeast Massachusetts, united by their common interest in theater.

Teen Ambassadors meet 2-3 times a month throughout the school year, see each mainstage production free of charge, and participate in discussions and master classes with Trinity Rep staff.

Through these activities, the Ambassadors are introduced to the full range of skills, techniques, and ideas which are essential to professional theater.  Interaction between students from different communities and between students and theater professionals helps them develop a richer understanding of theater arts.  As “Ambassadors,” the students will leave the program with enhanced skills and serve as enthusiastic spokespeople for the performing arts in their own schools and communities.

The 2020-21 Season Program

For the 2020-21 season we are re-imagining the program in a hope to bring more students together during the difficult time of COVID-19. We will be meeting twice a month, beginning virtually, and exploring five different plays which we will read and then discuss. In addition, we will have five seminars with members of the Trinity Rep staff that will give you a deeper understanding of the inner workings of a professional, regional theater. These seminars will be guided by the interests of the group and offer a time to ask questions in a relaxed setting.

We will be meeting on Wednesdays, and the exact time will be determined once we have discussed it as a group. Below are the dates of meetings:
Oct 21
Nov 4, 18
Dec 2, 16
Jan 13, 27
Feb 10, 24
Mar 10, 24
Apr 7, 28
May 12, 26

Application Process

The Trinity Rep Theater Ambassadors is open to students in grades 10-12.  There is no charge to participate, and no prior theater experience is required.  However, applicants must have a strong interest in theater, and have demonstrated maturity and eagerness to learn.  Regular attendance and participation are required. Students who are consistently late or absent may be dropped from the program.

DEADLINE EXTENDED! Applications for the 2020-21 Season are now being accepted. Application deadline is October 9.

The application process includes a written application and 15-20 minute phone or video interview. Interviews will be held the week of October 12. Please complete the application form here.

For all inquiries contact education@trinityrep.com.

Testimonials

“Talking to Joe [Wilson Jr.] . . . has definitely opened my eyes to newer aspects of acting that I had not seen or heard of before. To hear such inspiring words about acting from such a fantastic actor was truly something I will never forget.” –  Ambassador Chris Hartford, Seekonk, MA

“The ambassador program . . . sparked my interest in set design, something I had never considered before.  I have come out of the program . . .  more aware of the hard work that goes into a professional production. The program has been a vital addition to my cultural education”. –Ambassador Emily Boksenbaum, Barrington High School.