Stageplays Theatre Company
Stageplays Theatre Company, Inc. (Stageplays®) supports a year-round internship program for college students and those pursing post-graduate studies with instructionally-related internships available in spring, summer, and fall/winter; schedule is flexible subject to availability of company artistic staff; interns receive a transportation allowance, depending on project assignment; we are happy to provide the necessary paperwork for independent study or to help interns earn course credit. In certain instances, Stageplays is able to provide internship opportunities for high school students.
Stageplays believes that interns wishing to pursue a career in the theatre should be exposed to all appropriate areas of theatrical activity in order to become familiar with the dynamics at work in and around a theatrical organization. We are looking for self-motivating and intelligent individuals, who have a positive passion for the arts and seek a hands-on internship with a non-profit theatre production company. Interns must be interested and willing to become involved in support of our artistic team; in so doing, an intern will be able to gain broad-based, instructionally-related practical experience in most areas of theatrical production.
Internship Description: Available to undergraduate and graduate college students, recent graduates, and high school students; applicants should be enrolled in an educational program. To ensure a comprehensive overview, our internships provide participants with an exposure to many of the aspects involved in the administration of a non-profit theatre company and the elements involved in the production of a new play, Off Broadway, through instructionally-related participation as follows:
Acting: Participate in play readings and new play presentations as cast; assist as reader and/or monitor at auditions; attend Off-Off Broadway productions and generate post-attendance coverage reports. For a full description of our Acting Internship and to apply, please click here.
Casting: Read play scripts, prepare audition materials, assist at auditions; maintain casting files; attend actor showcases and prepare performance evaluation reports; schedule and attend follow-up actor interviews. For a full description of our Casting Internship and to apply, please click here.
Literary Management: Read play script submissions and generate coverage reports; attend Off-Off Broadway productions, stage readings and backers’ presentations and prepare performance evaluation reports. For a full description of our Literary Management Internship and to apply, please click here.
Marketing-Media: Assist with Kickstarter crowd-funding campaign, develop promotional materials, upload/distribution of audio/video, narrative, interactive content, maintain contacts via social networking sites. For a full description of our Marketing-Media Internship and to apply, please click here.
Production: Hands-on technical involvement with Off Broadway show (when in production); operate sound/light boards; hang lights; assemble/paint set pieces; assist with load-in and strike/load-out; provide backstage assistance. For a full description of our Production Internship and to apply, please click here.
Administrative: Assist with general office tasks, data entry, maintaining direct mail/e-mail lists; creating and reviewing promotional materials; audience development; fund raising and grant writing; library and internet research. For a full description of our Administrative Internship and to apply, please click here.
Benefit to You: We offer interns excellent opportunities to gain instructionally-related experience in theatre management, new play development and production. Interns are exposed to the actual process of producing live theatre, including: acting in new play readings; assisting with casting, publicity and marketing; attending design and production meetings; observing rehearsals and note sessions; and interacting with stage management. Interns also have the opportunity to attend industry seminars; free or steeply discounted tickets to Broadway and Off Broadway shows are regularly available.