The Western Washington Theatrical Training Trust is funded by contributions from employers in theatre, film, television and live-event production who employ workers represented by the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) as well as by contributions from the employees themselves.
IATSE employers and employees believe that workers in jobs in our industry should equitably represent the diversity of our community. To that end, the Trust seeks opportunities to reach out to the young people of communities that are under-represented in our industry workforce.
In 2017, the Trust partnered with Intiman Theatre, Sawhorse Revolution and Franklin High School to mount an after school program in technical theater at Franklin High. (You can read more about this program here: http://www.cityartsonline.com/articles/technical-theatre-training-begins-franklin-high-school
The Trust will be working with all of it participating employers to increase internships and youth employment opportunities in the industry. Please contact Trust Training Coordinator, Mylor Treneer, if you have ideas you believe might be helpful to our efforts.