Hello OP Alumni!
I hope this finds you well! It has been wonderful to see what many of you have been up to of late. It's hard to believe that we're in the thick of assembling the community of exciting artists and creatives who will be joining us in Saratoga this summer. As we continue expanding and strengthening The Orchard Project, your consistent support and feedback has been invaluable; we are excited to build upon the successes of previous summers to make 2017 truly fantastic.
I am reaching out as we are now recruiting this year's Core Company, and would love your recommendations. Do you know any bold, young artists interested in joining the cross-disciplinary, collaborative community at The Orchard Project? We have been hard at work planning Core-specific programming so that members of the Core Company will continue to have the transformative experience that is the hallmark of the program.
We are also making targeted efforts to expand the Producing and Directing Core Company program, offering a unique training experience for young artists interested in those specific roles. Because our mission is to support "slash artists" of every possible hyphenate, we are excited to provide focused opportunities and experiences for apprentices interested in producing and directing specifically.
As always, our greatest advocates are you, our previous artists, and we are already getting great recommendations from you about students, young artists, and others you think would benefit from the Core Company program and/or the Producing and Directing Core Company program. Thank you! Please continue to send your suggestions so that we can reach out to those individuals and encourage them to apply. I am also attaching the one-sheet detailing information about the Core Company and how to apply to the program. Please forward this information to your network via email, facebook, twitter, or whatever else works (looking for a link to share? USE THIS). Please do not hesitate to encourage potential applicants to contact us directly as they begin to discover the magic that is The Orchard Project. As always, if you have any questions, feel free to email me at any time or reach out to James Kennedy, our Artistic Associate for Education and Outreach.
Thank you for your help and Happy New Year!