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 typically cast 4-6 acting interns to perform in our Theatre for Young Audiences shows. Acting interns will also be asked to either perform in the ensemble or understudy a role in our mainstage production and will be eligible to apply and receive EMC points from Actors Equity Associaton. In addition to performing, acting interns play a vital role assisting in all of our theatre education programs.
The directing/education intern will serve as the assistant director for one of our Theatre for Young Audience shows and assist the assistant director in the mainstage. 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).
■ 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.
■ Stage Management
We will select two stage manager interns. These interns work closely with our equity stage manager 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. 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 some 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)
We will select 4-5 technical interns, each with their own concentrations. We are an outdoor theatre that performs under an all weather open tent, stage and sets that are installed and constructed at the beginning of each season, all of our technical interns are a big part of that installation. Once the tent and stage is operational the tech interns start working within their chosen concentration. 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)
We will select 3 admin 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.
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 runs May 22nd through August 4th. Some acting, design or stagecraft interns may be asked to start a week later on or about May 30th. Interns typically are engaged 6 days per week. Daily schedules will fluctuate with assignments. All interns will receive a $1650 personal expense stipend for the season in weekly installments.
If housing is required to be provided (limited to several interships), a portion of this seasonal expense stipend may be allocated toward housing.
Regarding Housing: Housing is quite limited. Admission preference is given to local applicants with their own mode of transportation who reside within a reasonable commuting distance. However, some housing assistance can be arranged on a case by case basis.
How To Apply:
All interns except acting interns:
Once we have received your complete 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!
Once we have received your complete application 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 via video. Acting applicants not being considered for this season will also be notified via email. Good luck!
If you require assistance with your application, please contact us via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
STONC. The Summer Theatre of New Canaan is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit professional regional theatre company.