The Mentoring Committee of LPTW offers counsel, technical assistance, and moral support to members upon request.  Mentoring is provided in three ways, through three sub-committees: Big Sisters, Apprentices, and One-on-One Peer Mentoring, all utilizing the vast reservoir of skill sets available.

The centerpiece of the Mentoring Committee has always been and will continue to be One-on-One Peer Mentoring, bringing together two women from LPTW who have areas of expertise they can offer each other with the intention of working together to achieve finite goals, but also to develop strong ties and ongoing relationships.  To seek out a peer mentoring relationship, please email mentoring@theatrewomen.org

Our Apprentice Program, begun in 2014, is growing all the time. Apprentices each work with a Committee of LPTW and are mentored by a member from that committee. Apprentices also meet with each other and other mentors, help with LPTW events, and go on outings.

 

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Call for LPTW Apprentices for the 2017-18 Season

The League of Professional Theatre Women Apprentice Program, which began in 2014, is growing all the time. Apprentices each work with a Committee of LPTW and are mentored by a member of that committee. Apprentices also meet with each other and other mentors, help with LPTW events, and go on outings. It is an enormously valuable opportunity to work on arts advocacy at the same time as you build your professional network as a young theatre professional.

The requirements to be an Apprentice are that you have completed your education and/or theatre training, are not currently in school, are working as a theatre professional, but do not yet have the years of experience to qualify as a Member (see the website for the qualifications).

If you meet those criteria and are interested in applying to be an Apprentice for 2017-18, please complete the membership application and select “Apprentice” under membership type. You will need at least one sponsor from the LPTW Membership or recommendations by two professionals with whom you have worked and/or studied.

The deadline to apply for 2017-18 is August 31, 2017.

If you have any questions, please send them to us at apprentices@theatrewomen.org.

 

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Big Sisters.  This committee has replaced the Welcoming Committee, and works to provide each new member with one-on-one guidance to getting involved with LPTW.  The Big Sister could be one of the new members’ sponsors or someone new, but it will be someone involved with the organization, and with the ability to guide the new member to committees and activities that will interest and involve them. We are always looking for members to assist as Big Sisters. Please email bigsisters@theatrewomen.org.

Shellen Lubin and Dorothy Leeds

Co-Chairs of the Mentoring Committee

Erinn Conlon

Apprentice to the Mentoring Committee