Working With Students - an ensemble in residence

The Gravity Partners (TGP) artists form the core faculty for an innovative model of undergraduate theatre training in a liberal arts setting - a working professional ensemble in residence at Juniata College.

Professionals mentor students in fundamental performance and aesthetic skills, with a constant guiding hand on how to compose a self-directed life as a performing artist. We train students to be creators of theatre and creators of their own ensembles.

A particularly exciting feature of the Performance program is the student creation of new work. Pieces that will eventually become a part of the TGP professional touring repertory begin life as student ensemble-generated pieces under the guidance of TGP professionals. Students become the technical and arts management staff for TGP premieres at Juniata as well as TGP tours. Some students may also find their way into the TGP professional ensemble as apprentices.