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

APPLICATIONS For 2022 Season Now Open

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 (21) internships in the following concentrations: 

      ActingInternCarpenter  (8)  (FILLED at this time)
We will cast 7 acting interns to perform in our Theatre for Young Audience show THE WIZARD OF OZ, and our Actors Equity Association main stage show - ONCE ON THIS ISLAND. 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.

      Directing/Education (1)
The directing/education intern will serve as the assistant director for one of our Theatre for Young Audience shows and assist the director with the main stage musical. The directing/ education intern 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 (1)  (FILLED at this time)
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. Also the music directing intern may assist on shows with running sound & audio. 

      Stage Management (2)
We will select two stage manager interns. These interns work closely with our equity stage managers on the mainstage production, on our TYA show,  and education programs.  Stage management interns will be eligible to join Actors Equity Associaton following their Internship.

      Costumes/Wardrobe (2)
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 (4)
(Carpentry, Electrical/ Lighting, Sound, Technical Direction, Properties)
We will select 3-4 technical interns. Sets are constructed and installed at the beginning of each season, 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 and professional staff on all of our shows. 

      Theatre Administration (3)
(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 Staff CatintheHat

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 24, acting, directing, stage managers, costumes, music interns and  technical interns begin on or about May 31,  Internships run through August 5. Interns typically are engaged 6 days per week.  Daily schedules will fluctuate with assignments. All interns will receive a $225 per week personal expense/travel stipend for the season.

Regarding Housing:  (Housing is not available)
Interns are responsible for their own transportation and must reside within a reasonable commute. 

How To Apply:

All Intern Applicants must first register online.  Apply Now 
When you register you will be required to upload your photo or headshot, resume' and a personal letter (about you and your goals 1-2 pages). If you have difficulty uploading, please 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. We will then contact you and arrange for an interview (online).  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. 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, 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 to submit additional video if necessary. 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:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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