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Antonisia (Nisi) Collins and Keegan Robinson.

Antonisia Collins, Keegan Robinson Named CTC Performance Apprentices

Performance apprentices gain experience onstage while participating in educational workshops and engaging with other departments to foster their professional development.

MINNEAPOLIS: Children’s Theatre Company (CTC) has selected Antonisia (Nisi) Collins and Keegan Robinson to be the performance apprentices for the 2023-24 season. Designed to support gifted young actors age 19 and older, CTC’s Performing Apprentice Program is one of the nation’s leading apprentice programs for emerging actors. Actors from underrepresented communities, including but not limited to people of color, are especially encouraged to audition.

Apprentices have the unique opportunity to perform on stages alongside CTC’s resident acting company members, Equity and non-Equity actors, student actors, and locally, nationally, and internationally renowned guest artists. Apprentices perform in named roles and as understudies, and take part in readings and workshops of new works. They participate in workshops on résumés, audition pieces, and techniques for monologues and songs. They also gain experience in other departments at the theatre to help grow their professional development. Performing Apprentices have gone on to prolific careers in Minneapolis-Saint Paul, New York, and other major theatre regions and, in some cases, have become CTC acting company members.

Antonisia (Nisi) Collins comes to CTC from Auburn University, where she is completing her BFA in musical theatre. She is a singer/dancer/actor who has also worked at Alabama Shakespeare Festival. At Auburn she was Viola in Twelfth Night, Chelle in Detroit 67, Little Red in Into the Woods, Kristine Linde in A Doll’s House, and Brooklyn in Bring it On.

Keegan Robinson is a recent graduate from the University of Minnesota Theatre Program and has appeared on CTC stages in Corduroy, Dr. Seuss’s The Sneetches, Diary of a Wimpy Kid the Musical, as well as with theatre companies across the Twin Cities.

Children’s Theatre Company (CTC) is one of the nation’s largest and most acclaimed theatres for young people and serves a multigenerational audience. It creates theatre experiences designed to educate,
challenge, and inspire more than 250,000 people annually.

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