Professional Training


Touchstone’s Apprenticeship is a unique opportunity for young or transitioning theatre artists to create, train, and collaborate with the Touchstone Ensemble.

Apprentices engage in:

CREATING original solo and ensemble performance in production and lab settings

TRAINING that focuses on creating original work in Ensemble Theatre

COLLABORATING with the ensemble to develop new work and teach theatre in the community

Production Apprenticeships are also available to those who wish to train with the Touchstone Ensemble, but concentrate on stage management or technical direction in an ensemble-centered theatre.

The apprenticeship is a season long commitment (late August through July – dates vary annually). Apprentices are expected to live in Bethlehem and commit an average of 30 hours per week to their work at Touchstone.

To apply, please send a letter of interest, headshot (or recent photo), and resume with references. We will contact you about auditions/interviews. For more information, email Emma Chong.

Read more in depth application guidelines here.

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Valley Actor’s Lab

Enrollment now open! Valley Actor’s Lab (VAL) provides excellent and systematic training to seriously inclined actors in the Lehigh Valley. Our intention is to advance the work of Valley theatre artists and theatre producers by deepening the base of well-trained artists in the region and facilitating collaboration between producers and performers. The ethos of VAL is to promote cooperation; to celebrate and support each artist’s work and success; and to encourage the creation of theatre art of the highest quality, inventiveness, and value to our community.  If you are interested in being considered for the Valley Actor’s Lab please contact Touchstone Ensemble Member Bill George at or 610-867-1689. You can also check out our Facebook page for more information:


Touchstone is now offering private lessons in the art of theatre.  Whether you desire to learn the intricacies of the craft of acting or the art of sound design, Touchstone has an Ensemble Member willing to work with you to explore your own artistic path.  If it has to do with Theatre we have expertise to pass on to the next generation.  Please contact Touchstone Artistic Director Jp Jordan for more information at or 610-867-1689.