Receive a hands-on education at a professional Equity Theatre.
Join a small staff with a ton of passion as we bring exciting new scripts from emerging playwrights, and provocative, life-affirming theatre to life. Our interns work and study with professionals and have an opportunity to become an integral part of The Public Theatre. Each season we offer 4- to 5-week internships where you’ll receive individual tasks and individual attention in:
- Directing – Serve as assistant director to the director and work with the Equity cast on all aspects of the production. You’ll also perform assistant stage manager duties, and be expected to attend all rehearsals and production meetings.
- Stage Management – Serve as assistant stage manager for a production, working closely with the Equity stage manager on all aspects of pre-production, rehearsal and performance.
- Acting – 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. This internship is given out only on an audition basis and for a specific role.
Compensation and Credit
College course credit can be arranged for internships. Housing for interns may be provided if needed. Each intern receives a small stipend. The Public Theatre operates under a Small Professional Theatre contract with Actor’s Equity Association, and Equity membership points are available for those interested.
To apply for an internship, please submit a cover letter stating the internship you are applying for, a resumé, and names and contact information for two references to: Christopher Schario, The Public Theatre, 31 Maple Street, Lewiston, ME 04240 or e-mail us.
For more information, please call Christopher Schario at (207) 782-2211.
Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis until the positions are filled.