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.
We offer (22) internships in the following concentrations:
We will cast approximately 6-8 acting interns to perform in our professional Actors Equity Association main stage show - Beauty And The Beast. 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.
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).
■ Music Directing
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.
■ Stage Management
We will select two stage manager interns. These 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.
We will select 2 costumes/wardrobe interns. These interns will assist the costume designer 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.
■ Technical Theatre
(Carpentry, Electrical/ Lighting, Sound, Technical Direction, Properties)
We will select 4 technical interns. Sets are constructed or installed and all of our technical interns are a big part of that installation and getting each show up. Each technical intern works with our production manager, technical director and professional staff and have run positions for all shows.
■ Theatre Administration
(Marketing/Social Media, Company Management, Box Office, House Management, Education)
We will select 3 administrative interns who will learn and split their time between box office management, house management, concession managment and marketing duties. Admin interns may also be invoved in marketing, advertising, press releases, social media strategies, and company management.
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 4. Interns typically are engaged 6 days per week. Daily schedules will fluctuate with assignments. All interns will receive a $275 per week personal expense/travel stipend for the season.
Regarding Housing: (Housing is not generally available and provided on a case by case decision)
Interns are responsible for their own transportation and must reside within a reasonable commute.
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 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; singing cuts from an upbeat & ballad song, 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 to submit additional video or if convenient attend our 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.