Directing interns assist in the rehearsal hall as needed by the director for each production. Responsibilities include note taking, research and text work. This is largely an observational internship which gives young directors the opportunity to watch experienced professional actors, designers and directors move through an entire rehearsal process and into performance. Assistant directors develop and present our Pre-show Conversations which give audiences an introduction to the play a half hour before every performance. ADs may also help with understudy work, help create and rehearse our free outdoor, bar and Facebook Live performances, assist in setting up and running season auditions, and other duties as they arise in the course of the season.
Directing/Producing interns will gain experience and training in the rehearsal room, observing and assisting the rehearsal process for three of the six mainstage productions. Responsibilities will include serving as an assistant to the director on select mainstage productions, script reading and coverage, and conducting research. The internship offers experience and training in the day-to-day producing activities of a regional theater, and provides the opportunity to learn about the planning and producing of a season that includes six mainstage shows and an active pipeline for new work. Producing tasks may include, but are not limited to: filling key positions for the McCarter Lab series of workshops and readings; assisting with auditions, and supporting the producing office with scheduling and communication among artists, agents and industry colleagues. McCarter selects two directing/producing interns each year.
Each Directing Intern also direct members of the Apprentice Company in projects presented at the Festival; these projects focus primarily on the process of working with actors as opposed to the full production process itself. Directing Interns are generally recent graduates from undergraduate theater programs and have solid experience both directing their peers and assisting seasoned professionals. Directing Interns are responsible for their own daily living expenses and pay a fee for housing on the Williams College campus.
Summer internships are appropriate for college students, graduate students, recent graduates, or career changers. Summer internships vary depending on the season, but positions are generally available in the following areas, Casting, Education, Events, Development, and Production.
Each intern will assist a collaborative team in the development of one of six plays invited to the conference chosen in a national search. Interns will also assist in the administrative, front of house and production needs of the conference.
The Portland Stage Intern Program is committed to training future generations of theater professionals. Applicants should be highly motivated individuals who have acquired basic training in the theater arts and are looking to explore their field further through meaningful hands-on experience. Portland Stage interns can expect to be challenged by a creative process that relies on both ingenuity and collaboration.
FAIR is a professional development program that provides participants with an advanced fellowship, assistantship, internship, or resident opportunity to learn best practices across all administration, artistic, design, & production disciplines within a Tony Award winning theater environment.
The Artistic Intern plays an important role as a member of the artistic team, providing administrative support to the Artistic Director, Director of Artistic Operations, Line Producer, Associate Artistic Producer, Assistant to the Artistic Director / Artistic Associate and Artistic Office Assistant.