The Intern Company







The Intern Company is designed for college students and early-career theatre professionals interested in specific fields other than acting. Interns work in one department for the duration of the training program, under the direction of The Shakespeare Theatre’s professional staff. Internships offer in-depth practical training and hands-on work experience at a professional level while obtaining connections with respected artists and members of the field. Some prior experience in the field of interest is necessary for most internships.  


May 2016 – August 2016
Applications for the 2016 for the Summer Professional Training Program coming soon!
2015 Housing Fee: $1500 (optional)
(plus $100 security deposit)
Equipment/Lab Fee: $75
* Prices are subject to change for the 2016 program





Management, Artistic, Education


The Final Project


The Intern Program

Internship Areas
The number of interns accepted in each area varies given the needs of each particular season. Many departments have, on average, two interns each summer, while others require only one. Stage management and directing internships, though highly competitive, are offered to four to eight students each year in order to cover the needs of the busy summer season.

Within each area, interns function as valued and critically important junior staff members, and each position requires dedication and a willingness to learn. Interns work full-time alongside the other staff in their department.

Administration/General Management Photography / Media
Artistic/Casting Production Management
Company Management Props
Costume Construction & Design Scenic Construction & Design
Development/Fundraising Scenic Painting & Design
Directing Sound Tech & Design
Dramaturgy/Education Admin Stage Management
Education Technical Direction
Lighting Tech & Design Tour Management
Marketing & Public Relations Wardrobe/Wigs
Patron Services  


The Late-Nite Series
The Late-Nite series provides a venue for interns to demonstrate their creativity and artistic abilities. Late Nite projects are produced primarily by interns under the guidance of the Director of Education, the Director of Production and Facilities, and the Associate Artistic Director, and are performed by members of the Apprentice and Non-Equity Companies. Projects range from classical to contemporary, and afford an intern the opportunity to work on special interest pieces, collaborate with peers, and showcase their talents and theatrical vision. Late-Nite projects are performed for the company of The Shakespeare Theatre and invited guests.

Seminars and Master Classes
Supplementing the internship experience both in the artistic and business realms are workshops, seminars and master classes conducted by guest artists and resident theatre professionals. Topics included are resume and portfolio reviews, interviewing, stage makeup, paint techniques, and informative Q&A’s with guest designers, Equity production stage managers, New York casting agents, and The Shakespeare Theatre’s Artistic Director Bonnie J. Monte.

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