The Intern Company (Non-Acting Areas)





HANDS-ON TRAINING is at the core of the Intern training experience. The schedule is busy, the expectations are high, and the experience is invaluable.  With staff and guest artists guiding and mentoring them through their daily projects, Interns gain a realistic view of the demands, rigor, and pace of a major professional regional theatre. 

WORKSHOPS, SEMINARS AND MASTER CLASSES conducted by guest artists and resident theatre professionals supplement students’ hands-on training.  Whenever possible, Interns are encouraged to attend cross-departmental sessions.  Past sessions have included resumé and portfolio creation and review, interview techniques, informative Q&As with guest designers, artisans, and The Shakespeare Theatre artistic director Bonnie J. Monte, and many more.

SCHEDULES vary greatly from department to department, and are based on the needs of the Theatre, student projects, and the Interns each week.  Here is some schedule information to be used as a reference for applicants:

  • LATE-NITE SERIES:  All members of the Training Program are required to attend all presentations in the Late-Nite Series (the student performance series).  These typically begin approximately 20 minutes following the curtain call of our Main Stage performances —usually 10:30–11:00pm. 

  • ADMINISTRATIVE & EDUCATION INTERNS:  Most Administrative Interns report to the offices during regular office hours (typically 10am–6pm) and are involved in student projects outside of this time.  Some crew calls and classes will also be scheduled outside of these hours.  Interns should speak to their supervisors for specific weekly and daily schedule information.  Though there is not a regularly scheduled day off, time is scheduled each week for students to rest, accomplish errands, and to have necessary personal time.

  • STAGE MANAGEMENT INTERNS:  During the rehearsal and performance weeks, the Stage Management Interns report as needed for that production.  Typically rehearsal weeks run Tues–Sun 10am–7pm; Interns are typically called 60–90 minutes prior to and following these rehearsals at the discretion of the PSM.  Stage Management Interns typically arrive 90 minutes prior to curtain for their show calls.  Master Classes are sometimes scheduled on Mondays, as well as evenings following Main Stage performances.  When not assigned to Main Stage/Outdoor Stage shows, Interns will report to the Director of Production or the Director of Education for specific assignments, which may include assisting in production areas or being assigned to student productions. Though there is not a regularly scheduled day off, time is scheduled each week for students to rest, accomplish errands, and to have necessary personal time.

  • SCENIC & COSTUME & PRODUCTION INTERNS:  Though shop hours standardly run 9am–6pm, it is important to note that, during the busy production schedule of the summer, schedules vary greatly week to week.  During load-in and tech/preview weeks hours may shift to evenings or, in some cases, late-night calls.  Student project assignments (including those connected with the Next Stage touring productions and the Final Project), must be completed by Interns outside of standard shop hours.  Master classes are scheduled so as not to conflict with standard shop duties; sometimes during “shop hours” on slower weeks, sometimes after hours or on weekends.  Time is regularly scheduled to allow for Interns to utilize the shops under supervision of staff to accomplish these tasks.   Though there is not a regularly scheduled day off, time is scheduled each week for students to rest, accomplish errands, and to have necessary personal time.
  • LIGHTING & SOUND INTERNS:  Though department hours standardly run 9am–6pm, it is important to note that, during the busy production schedule of the summer, schedules vary greatly week to week.  During load-in and tech/preview weeks hours may shift to evenings or, in some cases, late-night calls.  Additional assignments associated with student projects (including the Next Stage touring productions and the Final Project), must be completed by Interns outside of standard department hours.  As Interns are scheduled to Main Stage/Outdoor Stage productions, their daily work calls will be shifted to accommodate the later “end of day.”   Master classes are scheduled so as not to conflict with standard calls; sometimes during “shop hours” on slower weeks, sometimes after hours or on weekends.  Though there is not a regularly scheduled day off, time is scheduled each week for students to rest, accomplish errands, and to have necessary personal time.
  • DIRECTING INTERNS:  When on specific show assignments, Directing Interns report to all rehearsals and meetings associated with that project.  Typically rehearsal weeks run Tues–Sun 10am–7pm; Interns are typically called 30–60 minutes prior to and following these rehearsals at the discretion of the Director.  Outside of these project weeks, Directing Interns are encouraged to attend apprentice and Next Stage classes, Intern workshops, and various rehearsals (Main Stage and student projects).  Master classes and meetings for Directing Interns are usually scheduled every other Monday. Directing Interns, with the assistance of the Education staff, are required to schedule rehearsals for their independent scene work with members of the Training Program.  Though there is not a regularly scheduled day off, time is scheduled each week for students to rest, accomplish errands, and to have necessary personal time.