APL Offers Voice Workshop in Ohio

Co-Artistic Director Zhenya Lavy will lead a voice workshop — The Awakened Voice: Vocal Empowerment Through Song — in Akron OH on November 22. In this dynamic, vocal workout, which is hosted by Wandering Aesthetics, Zhenya will share tools and techniques she’s developed through 25 years of practical research to

  • awaken your complete instrument
  • expand your expressive capacity
  • build mindful, engaged, precise strategy for approaching song in the context of theatrical performance that is deeply musical but not musical theatre

Please help us get the word out to everyone interested in taking their vocal expressivity to the next level! We hope to see many of our Ohio friends there! Links of interest:

Click here for complete information, including the online registration form.


*** Reminder: This workshop is scheduled in coordination with Akropolis Performance Lab’s Ohio performances of The Glas Nocturne, Nov 20 (8pm) & Nov 21 (2pm & 8pm), which are presented by Akron’s Center for Applied Theatre and Active Culture/New World Performance Lab. Click here to reserve tickets for the performance! ***

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The Doctor Returns! Glas Nocturne reopens Nov 5

We are thrilled to announce that we are remounting The Glas Nocturne in Seattle (Nov 5-7 & 12-14) and in Akron OH (Nov 20-21)! The Ohio tour is hosted by Akron’s Center for Applied Theatre & Active Culture / New World Performance Lab. It’s our first tour out of Washington State, and we can’t wait to share this potent piece with new audiences.

Check out our new Glas trailer video, too!


Learn more about our Ohio host, the Center for Applied Theatre & Active Culture / New World Performance Lab, on their website.

Calling Youth to Audition for Inaugural Apprentice Ensemble


Pomegranate & Ash (2015, On the Boards Open Studio) | Apprentice Linnea Ingalls & Associate Trevor Young Marston | Photo: Joe Patrick Kane

Pomegranate & Ash (Feb 2015, On the Boards) | 2014-15 Apprentice Linnea Ingalls & APL Associate Trevor Young Marston | Photo: Joe Patrick Kane

Akropolis Performance Lab, Seattle’s premiere ensemble-based theatre company since 2000, is looking for youth ages 14 to 19 to form an Apprentice Ensemble. This is an outstanding opportunity to be part of building something completely new in Seattle!

The first youth performance opportunity of its kind in the region, APL’s Apprentice Ensemble develops the personal and professional performing skills of its young members through a year-long relationship with an established company.

We seek high school aged performers with a passion for thinking outside-the-box, as well as a sincere commitment to artistic exploration and an interest in ensemble development, learning advanced techniques, and creating original performances.

Youth from historically underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to audition.

No prior acting experience is required.


  • Training Sessions: 2 Saturdays per month, 10:00 am to 1:15 pm, Sand Point location
    • Physical: engage in a range of activities that not only tone the body and build endurance but also develop kinesthetic intelligence, physical creativity, and practical understanding of fundamental performance principles.
    • Vocal: work with a broad spectrum of traditional songs to improve listening, expand range and resonance, explore harmonics, and establish vocal confidence
    • Acting: practice individual and group studies in applying a method of physical action to the creation of actor-generated performance, focusing on given circumstances, task, intention, and action across a spectrum of performance styles.
  • Regular opportunities to train and interact with APL’s main company
  • Mentorship by an established APL Artistic Associate
  • Performance of an original piece devised by the Apprentice Ensemble under direction of APL’s Artistic Directors (Spring 2016)
  • Leadership opportunities in APL’s Summer 2016 Youth Workshops


The audition will be a 2-day workshop-style experience involving physical activities, work with song, and creative play with non-verbal action. No monologue or other preparation required.

  • Dates – October 3 & 4 (attendance both days is required)
  • Times – 12:00 – 3:00 pm
  • Location – Sand Point area
  • Dress – appropriately for physical movement
  • Bring – water bottle, towel, healthy snack
  • Prepare to sweat and work in bare feet

Sign up to audition HERE!

Meet our New Artistic Associates

2015 Ensemble Membership ChangesSeptember brings exciting changes for Akropolis Performance Lab as we welcome five new Artistic Associates.

Emily Jo Testa and Linnea Ingalls, who participated in 2014-15 as Artistic Apprentices, have earned promotion to full membership as Artistic Associates. Both were strong contributors during their apprenticeships, performing in Pomegranate & Ash and The Glas Nocturne, and we look forward to deepening our collaboration.

We are thrilled to begin working with three new artists: Matthew Sherrill, Nick Rempel, and Tyler Polumsky. The range of experience they bring to Akropolis is truly impressive. They already have leapt into our twice-weekly physical and vocal training sessions, as well as work on music for our upcoming production of Ecce Faustus.

This brings APL’s core ensemble to eleven, as our new Associates join continuing members Annie Paladino (Associate Artistic Director), Joseph Lavy (Founder & Co-Artistic Director), Margaretta Campagna, Sara Kaus, Trevor Young Marston, and Zhenya Lavy (Founder & Co-Artistic Director).

Please join us in congratulating Emily Jo and Linnea and in welcoming Matt, Nick, and Tyler!

Learn more about all our new members here.