Wednesday, March 20, 2013

ATC Accepting Applications for Professional Internship Program


From: Melanie McBride []
Sent: Wednesday, March 20, 2013 11:02 AM
Subject: ATC Accepting Applications for Professional Internship Program


Arizona Theatre Company Now Accepting Applications for

2013-14 Professional Internship Program


TUCSON (March 20, 2013) – Arizona Theatre Company (ATC) is now accepting applications for its 2013-2014 Professional Internship Program. ATC, which will be entering its 47th season, is looking for individuals with extraordinary talent and passion to fill a limited number of internship openings. Internships will run from August 2013 through May 2014.


Internships are offered in the artistic, stage or production management, and technical theatre departments. Programs will be tailored to suit each individual’s personal passions, abilities and educational goals. Applicants must either be currently enrolled as a full-time student or recently graduated from a college or university in order to be eligible for the program. Specific desired skillsvary by department but basic requirements include excellent communication skills, computer literacy, passion and curiosity.


All internships include the following:

Shadowing theatre professionals with opportunities to network.

In-house production experience.

Creative development for skills-based learning.

Cross-departmental work to understand inner workings of a nonprofit.

Personal mentoring.

Complimentary tickets to all ATC productions during internship.


Internships are unpaid, however full-time interns (40 hours per week) will be given a small stipend for living expenses. Interested individuals must submit a completedapplication form, a current resume, and two letters of recommendation in order to be considered. The application can be downloaded at


Please do not send a cover letter. Applications must be submitted by March 29, 2013.


Please see the following information for details on the three types of internshipsoffered:



The artistic intern would assist the Artistic Director and Associate Artistic Directors with administrative duties, including communication with guest artists, facilitating auditions, and responding to information requests. The intern would be present in rehearsals as an assistant to the director for multiplemain stage shows throughout the season and would also offer assistance to the literary and education departments by reading play submissions, contributing to play guides, and providing support with school workshops and community outreach. Applicants for this position should be creative, organized, have great initiative, and possess excellent communication skills. This internship is offered as a full-time position only.


Stage or Production Management

The stage management intern would work closely with Equity stage managers, shadowing and assisting with all their duties in rehearsal and performance.


The production management intern would assist the Production Manager with day-to-day logistical planning, communicating with technical and artistic staff, and assisting with administrative duties such as expense coding and production meeting minutes.


Both internships have opportunities throughout the season to work as part of thetechnical crew. Roles can vary from show to show, but all offer unique learning and participation experiences. Applicants for these positions should have some prior experience in stage or production management. These internships are offered as full-time positions only.


Technical Theatre

Technical theatre internships have available placements in: costumes, props, electrics/lighting, sound, scenic construction and scenic painting. Intern placement and training is based on each candidate’s current knowledge and their desire to learn. Interns will gain skills in their desired area through hands-on experience and mentorship from their on-site supervisor. Applicants for these positions should have some prior experience in their field. These internships are offered asfull or part-time positions.


For more information, please contact Stephen Wrentmore, Associate Artistic Director at, or April Jackson, Education Manager, at


About Arizona Theatre Company

Touching lives through the power of theatre, Arizona Theatre Company (ATC), is the preeminent professional theatre in the state of Arizona. Boasting the largest seasonal subscriber base in the performing arts in Arizona, ATC is the only resident company in the US that reaps the benefits of a two-city operation. Now in its 46th season, more than 130,000 people a year attend performances at the historic Temple of Music and Art in Tucson, and the intimate and elegant Herberger Theater Center indowntown Phoenix. Each season of shows reflect the rich variety of world drama—from classics to contemporary plays, from musicals to new works—along with a wide array of outreach programs, educational opportunities, access initiatives and new play programs. Mark Cole brings national arts management expertise to ATC as Managing Director, and twenty-one-year veteran, David Ira Goldstein, continues to excel as ATC’s Artistic Director.



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