The Intern Company (Non-Acting Areas)





THE LATE-NITE SERIES affords Interns the opportunity to collaborate with peers, and showcase their talents and theatrical vision. It is produced primarily by Interns under the guidance of the Director of Education and the Director of Production.  Stage Management, Directing, and Lighting Interns tend to have the most involvement in these projects, though opportunities are available to Interns in all areas.

Projects in the Late-Nite Series include:

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THE EPIC SCENE NIGHT is performed by the Apprentice Company, and focuses on the deliciousness of language, clear storytelling, physical expression, and the collaborative approach to exploring classic literature.  This is the first piece Apprentices work on, and it is usually presented in week three or four.  Past projects have included selections from The Mahabharata, Agamemnon, Spoon River Anthology, The Oresteia, and other epic poetic works.

   
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THE NEXT STAGE ENSEMBLE PROJECT is similar is approach to the Apprentice Epic Scene Night, but focuses on a solid ensemble approach to adapting classical text with the members of the Ensemble.


   
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THE DIRECTOR/APPRENTICE SCENE Night is a collection of classic non-Shakespeare scenes directed by members of the Intern Company and presented around week seven of the program.  With a focus on specific and honest human interactions (even in the sometimes stylized works), the scenes range from the Greeks to Shaw, Moliere to Williams, and everything in between. 

   
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THE NEXT STAGE ENSEMBLE TOURING PRODUCTION is an abbreviated Shakespeare play that the Ensemble mounts and tours to community centers, libraries, and retirement communities throughout New Jersey.  Presented in the Late-Nite Series, it provides possible design opportunities for Scenic, Costume, Lighting, and Sound Design Interns, as well as practical execution opportunities for Production Interns, Carpentry Interns, Costume Construction Interns, Stage Management & Tour Management Interns, Scenic Paint Interns, Marketing Interns, and others.

   
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SHOW CONTROL is an entirely technical presentation created by the Lighting and Sound Interns.  Without actors, the Interns are tasked with creating a clear emotional journey for the audience utilizing only lighting, sound, video, and automation equipment. The Interns also utilize programming techniques, show control software, timecode, and networking to run the entire performance by only hitting one “go” button.

   
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THE SHAKESPEARE SCENE NIGHT is directed by staff, faculty, or guest artists, and includes a wide range of works from the Bard.  It is an ideal opportunity for Apprentices to focus on clear text work, dynamic performances, and a rich use of the language. The project is presented in week ten of the program.

   
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THE FINAL PROJECT: The summer experience culminates with the presentation of an abridged production of a lesser-known Shakespeare play directed by resident director Brian B. Crowe, designed and managed by members of the Intern Company, and performed by the entire Apprentice Company.  It begins rehearsals approximately half way through the summer, and is the primary focus for Apprentices during the final week of the program.  It is performed on the final Friday evening of the program as the last Late Nite of the season. The Final Project has proven to be one of the most exciting, unique, and artistically rewarding components of our Training Program.

 


ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITIES for Interns include:

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THE JUNIOR SHAKESPEARE CORPS presents a short adaptation of a classic work utilizing choral story-telling approaches. 



   
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THE SENIOR SHAKESPEARE CORPS presents an abbreviated Shakespeare presentation at the end of each three-week session.