A directing internship is a professional learning experience for early career applicants with pertinent training and skills. In addition to the internship application and recommendations, an interview may be required (an in-person interview is preferred but a telephone interview may suffice). We are seeking those who are upper level undergraduates (junior or senior) or those who have already attained their undergraduate degree to apply.
It is important to note that the experience of a directing intern is entirely dependent upon the process of the production's director; therefore, the nature of each internship may vary widely. Directing interns begin their assignment on (or before) the first rehearsal date of the production and the suggested commitment then continues through the opening performance or understudy rehearsal (scheduled shortly after the official opening). The period of time may vary from about four weeks to two months, depending upon the production schedule. The rehearsal day is typically 8 to 10 hours a day, six days a week. Some days span a twelve hour time period. Mondays are the customary day off.
Assignments are made on an on-going basis.
Now accepting resumes for the 2019-2020 season!
Assistant Director (Summer)
Theatre Arts Training's pre-professional programming offers two Summer Intensives.Theses audition-only, performance opportunities for 5 – 12th graders are staged in our flexible, 300-seat space led by our professional teaching and production staff. Interns have an intensive, hands-on experience and learn their craft by practicing side by side with our staff of directors, designers, choreographers, production personnel, and union crew.
The Assistant Director Intern experience at CTC is designed to expose undergraduate, graduate, and early career directors to an internal view of the rehearsal process of a professional regional theatre with youth.
The Assistant Director Intern will attend all rehearsals, production meetings, performances, and strike. Learning projects may include: researching and preparing pre-rehearsal dramaturgy packets, running scenes, blocking scenes, giving notes, communication with stage manager and/or design team, facilitating student-lead research projects or leading post-show discussions. The Assistant Director Intern will supervise actors before and after rehearsals, during lunches and breaks, and help backstage during performances. This internship also requires one week working in a TAT summer camp classroom to become familiar with TAT policy, procedure, and working with youth. The ideal candidate will have experience directing at the college level or above. Experience with youth is preferred.
Summer 2019 opportunities will be available in Winter 2019.
SUMMER 2019 APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 1, 2019