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Acting interns originated roles and presented the premiere TYA family musical CINDERELLA, A FAIRY'S TALE 

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. 

Online Application/Registration for summer season

We offer internships in the following concentrations: 


We will cast 8 acting interns to perform in our Theatre for Young Audiences shows The Wizard of Oz and the main stage show - Billy Elliot. Acting interns will be eligible to apply for EMC points from Actors Equity Associaton.  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. (Please note housing is not available for this internship)


The directing/education intern will serve as the assistant director for one of our Theatre for Young Audience shows and assist the assistant director with the main stage musical. The directing/ education intern works closely with the artistic director organizing, planning, and running each of our education programs (DramaRama, High School Theatre Intensive, and the middle school Jr. Company).  
(Please note housing is not available for this internship)

      Music Directing

The music directing intern will work closely with our Musical director on our mainstage and Theatre for Young Audience productions. This intern will also lead music rehearsals for all of our education programs. It is essential that our music directing intern be able to play the piano.  (Please note housing is not available for this internship)

      Stage Management

We will select two stage manager interns. These interns work closely with our equity stage managers on the mainstage production and will be eligible to receive EMC points. Stage manager interns will also serve as assistant stage managers on our Theatre for Young Audience shows. These interns will also stage manage one of the education programs.  (Please note housing is not available for this internship)


We will select 2 costumes/wardrobe interns. These interns will assist the costume designer and the wardrobe shop supervisor with designing, pulling, measuring, building, altering and maintaining costumes 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. Housing may be available for this internship.

      Technical Theatre (Carpentry, Electrical/ Lighting, Sound, Technical Direction, Scenic, Costume/Wardrobe)

We will select 5 technical interns. Sets are installed and constructed at the beginning of each season, all of our technical interns are a big part of that installation. Once the stage is operational the tech interns start working within their chosen concentration (electrics/carpentry, audio, props, running crew)  Each of these interns work closely with our production manager and professional staff on all of our shows. 

      Theatre Administration (Marketing/Social Media, Company Management, Box Office, House Management, Education)

We will select 4 administrative interns. Admin interns split their time between their concentration, box office, and house management duties. Each intern will learn how to run and manage a box office and front of house team. Admin interns will also learn about marketing, advertising, press releases, social media strategies, and company management. Admin interns will leave with an understanding of how a not-for-profit theatre operates.  (Please note housing is not available for this internship)

Interns Staff CatintheHat

All 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 begins on or about May 27, acting, directing, stage managers, costumes begin on or about June 2, Music intern June 9 Music intern, June 26 technical interns.  Internships run through July 30. Interns typically are engaged 6 days per week.  Daily schedules will fluctuate with assignments. All interns will receive a $190 per week personal expense stipend for the season.

Regarding Housing:   (Please note: at this time housing is not available unless noted above in descriptions) Admission preference is given to local applicants with their own mode of transportation who reside within a reasonable commuting distance (under 1 hour).

How To Apply:

All Intern Applicants must first register online. 

Once registered you will be required to upload your photo or headshot, your resume' and your personal letter (about you and your goals 1-2 pages). If you have difficulty email any documents to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and in the subject line please include your name and document you are sending IE:  Jane McCoy,  resume'  

For your letter of recommendation, it can be sent via email directly from your reference to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Please request they include "your name and the word recommendation" in the the subject line.

Once we have received your completed application we will email you to confirm that all of your application materials have been received. If your application is being considered, we will then again contact you and arrange for an interview (by phone if not local).  Applicants not being considered for this season will also be notified via email.  Good luck!

Non acting Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. 

Acting interns:

Applicants must first register online as above. Actors will be required to submit several videos with online links.  Videos need to include; cuts from an upbeat & ballad, a short monologue, a dance/movement cut(s) that demonstrates your level of dance or movement (tap a plus but not required for all applicants)  Once we have received your complete application (headshot, resume, letter, 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 for an audition to be scheduled in NYC, CT or to submit additional video. Acting applicants not being considered for this season will also be notified via email.  

If you require assistance with your application, please contact us via email at:

Online Application/Registration for 2020 season 

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