Professional Theatre For Maine

The Public Theatre, a 307 seat professional Equity Theatre located in Lewiston, Maine is offering Internships in Directing, Stage Management, and Acting for its 2013-14 season.

All interns receive a hands-on education. As The Public Theatre operates under the guidance of a small staff, there is no bureaucracy to get lost in and every effort is valued. Interns are assured of receiving individual tasks and individual attention. Our interns work and study with professionals and have an opportunity to become an integral part of The Public Theatre. Most internships are a 4 week commitment and interns are eligible to receive EMC points.

A Directing Intern will serve as Assistant Director. He/She will work closely with the Director and the Equity cast on all aspects of the production and will also perform Assistant Stage Manager duties. He/She will also be expected to attend all rehearsals and production meetings.

A Stage Management Intern will serve as Assistant Stage Manager for a production. He/She will work closely with the Equity Stage Manager on all aspects of pre-production, rehearsal and performance.

An Acting Internship is given out only on an audition basis for a specific role. Acting interns will be present at all rehearsals and will be expected to perform the role in which they are cast. They will also serve as ASM's when not in rehearsal for their role. An acting intern who is not cast in the production will serve as an understudy and an ASM. We also offer acting interns the opportunity for a free monologue and/or audition coaching session with the Artistic and Associate Artistic Director.

Compensation and Credit. For college students, course credit can often be arranged for internships. Housing for interns may be provided if needed. The Public Theatre operates under a Small Professional Theatre contract with Actor's Equity Association, and Equity membership points are available for those interested. Currently, we offer no stipend for interns, with the exception of interns who are chosen to serve as props master or wardrobe assistant.

Application Procedure

To apply for an internship, please submit a cover letter stating the internship you are applying for, a resumé, and 2 names of reference to: Janet Mitchko, The Public Theatre, 31 Maple Street, Lewiston, ME 04240 or e-mail us. For more information, please call Janet Mitchko or Christopher Schario at (207) 782-2211. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis until the positions are filled.