The Summer Theatre of New Canaan offers a professional internship program for career track theatre arts college students and recent graduates who would like practical experience in their field of interest. All interns will work side by side professionals and will actively participate in delivering a theatrical season. All intern candidates must reside within easy commuting distance as housing is not provided.
We offer internships in the following concentrations: Housing is not provided.
■ Acting (8)
We will cast approximately 8 acting interns to perform in our professional Actors Equity Association main stage show - Mary Poppins, Acting interns will be eligible to join Actors Equity Associaton following their Internship. In addition to performing, acting interns assist in our theatre education programs. Actors may also participate in running crew, box office, load-in and strike and marketing during the season. (8 weeks June 10 - Aug2)
■ Directing/Education (1)
The directing/education intern will serve as the assistant director with the main stage musical. The directing/ education intern also works with the artistic director and education director assisting with our education programs (DramaRamas, High School Theatre Intensive, and the middle school Jr. Company). (8 weeks June 10 - Aug 2)
■ Music Directing (1)
The music directing intern will work closely with our Musical director on our mainstage productions and also play in the show orchestra. This intern will also lead music rehearsals for our education programs. It is essential that our music directing intern be able to play the piano. Also the music directing intern may assist on shows with sound design & audio. (7 weeks June 10 - Aug 2)
■ Stage Management (2)
Stage manager interns work closely with our equity stage managers on the mainstage production and education programs. Stage management interns will be eligible to join Actors Equity Associaton following their Internship. (8 weeks June 10 - Aug 2)
■ Costumes/Wardrobe (2)
We will accept 2 costumes/wardrobe interns. These interns will assist the costume designer/supervisor pulling, measuring, building, fitting, altering and maintaining costumes and wigs for all of our shows. The costume/wardrobe interns will also have run crew responsibilities. These interns must have experience in costume shop stitching as well as costume construction. (8 weeks June 10 - Aug 2)
■ Technical Theatre (6)
(Carpentry, Electrical/Lighting, Sound, Technical Direction, Properties)
Technical interns works closely with our production manager, technical director, designers and stagehands and have run positions for all shows. (5 Weeks June 28 - Aug 2)
■ Theatre Administration (3)
(Marketing/Social Media, Company Management, Box Office, House Management)
Administrative interns work with the company manager and administrative staff. They will split their time between box office & house management, concession managment, social marketing and traditional marketing duties.
Interns generally spend about 75% of their time in their chosen career track and will participate in other tracks as opportunities, interests, and schedules dictate. The program has a rolling start determined by disciplines - Admins begin end of May: Acting, Directing, Stage managers, Costumes and Music interns begin early/mid June: and Technical interns begin end of June. All Internships run through August 2. Interns typically are engaged 6 days per week. Daily schedules will fluctuate with assignments. All interns will receive a $300 per week personal expense/travel stipend for the season for their apprenticeships.
2023 Production of Beauty And The Beast
Acting interns originated roles and presented the premiere TYA family musical CINDERELLA, A FAIRY'S TALE
How To Apply:
All Intern Applicants must first register online. Apply Now
Once we have received your completed application (Resume, Picture/Headshot, letter of reccomendation, brief letter of what your stated field of interest, goals for the internship plus anything else you would like us to consider) we will email you to confirm that all of your application materials have been received. We will then contact those interns being considered and arrange for an interview (online). Applicants not being considered for this season will also be notified via email. Good luck!
Non-acting internships are accepted on a rolling basis.
Applicants must first register online. Actors will be required to submit videos with online links. Videos need to include; 2 singing cuts - upbeat & ballad, a short monologue, a dance/movement cut(s) that demonstrates your level of dance or movement. Once we have received your complete application (headshot, resume, recommendation and video links) we will email you to confirm that all of your application materials have been received. Those actors being consdered for parts this season will be contacted, interviewed and possibly asked to submit additional video or if convenient attend our NYC auditions. Applicants not being considered for this season will also be notified via email.
STONC. The Summer Theatre of New Canaan is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit professional regional theatre company.