Education & Programming

TTAP Testimonials

Former Apprentice Ryan Hanson


John Gruber

stage manager
Cirque du Soleil

I came to the Theatre Tech Apprenticeship Program® directly out of high school, taking classes at MCC while getting hands-on on instruction at the Omaha Community Playhouse. I got to build the sets, focus the lights and run the productions all while under the guidance of a team of amazing professionals. As a direct result of my work there, I learned many of the skills and self-discipline that I still use today, and especially at Cirque du Soleil.


Kaylan Paisley

touring hair & make charge
Troika Entertainment

The apprenticeship program was the kick start to my career. It helped me get my first job and get in to one of the best colleges in the country. The program made me realize that I could in fact have a career doing what I love and how lucky I am that I get to live that everyday. On top of a great program, I have always felt the Playhouse was my home and everyone there is part of that family. I am so grateful for the apprenticeship program every day!

Lance Glenn

production manager
Ballet Nebraska

As a production manager for a professional ballet company I believe that the Theater Technology Apprenticeship Program® has played a big part in getting me to where I am today. The skills and training that I received while in the program have proven to be invaluable and I wouldn’t trade that for anything.


Jamie Fields

touring artist
National Theatre for Children

The Technical Theatre Apprenticeship Program® at the Omaha Community Playhouse was a life changing experience for me. I went into the TTAP® as a rookie technician and came out as a well-developed and overall knowledgeable worker in the technical theatre industry. The staff at OCP are very intelligent and willing to teach everything they know to their students with hands-on experience. With the TTAP® you spend just the right amount of time in the classroom to gain the basic information you need and then even more time in the different departments working on actual productions with quality teachers. Since the TTAP®, I have been able to find jobs in the industry and made some of the best networking connections that you can have.


For more information contact the Apprenticeship Coordinator at (402) 553-4890, ext. 142 or click here.