Milwaukee Repertory Theater is accepting resumes for the following Internships for the 2013/14 Season. The Rep provides a $50 per week grocery stipend as well as housing for out of town interns. These internships run for a full season (late July or early August and conclude with the final production of the season, usually in late March or early April). Partial-season internships may be arranged. We are interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people, including women and minorities.
Acting, Directing & Literary Internships
Acting Interns work closely with The Rep’s guest actors and Associate Artists on a variety of productions during their full-season internships. While the role in which a given Acting Intern functions can change with each production, the focus never strays from acting: there are no technical or administrative responsibilities attached to Acting Internships.
The primary objective of Acting Interns is to understudy roles in The Rep’s Quadracci Powerhouse, Stiemke Studio, and Stackner Cabaret seasons, as well as our annual production of A Christmas Carol. Through these understudy assignments, interns not only have an opportunity to observe processes and share the experience and knowledge of working professionals – and to apply such knowledge to their own work – but to develop mentoring relationships with those professionals throughout the season. Understudy runs performed shortly after openings allow interns to showcase their work for fellow Rep company members. Having a dynamic Acting Intern Company also allows The Rep to mount large cast productions; to that end, Acting Interns play ensemble and principal roles in mainstage shows throughout the season, as available. Additionally, all Acting Interns are showcased in Rep Lab, The Rep’s critically- acclaimed annual short-play festival. Rep Lab features several distinct and different plays chosen specifically for the Artistic Intern Ensemble.
The Rep makes every effort to help Acting Interns find professional work following their seasons, and offers opportunities to craft classical and contemporary monologues for a wide variety of auditions scheduled each winter and spring. In addition to housing and stipend, Acting Interns earn Equity Membership Candidacy points during their internships.
Directing Interns serve as Assistant Directors for Rep productions in the Quadracci Powerhouse and Stiemke Theaters, and for our annual production of A Christmas Carol. As AD’s, Directing Interns participate as important components of the creative process with some of the most respected American and international directors working in theater today, learning valuable skills from, and making important connections with, their principal directors.
As part of their AD responsibilities, Directing Interns supervise the understudy process for the production to which they are assigned, scheduling and conducting understudy rehearsals throughout the rehearsal period. The work of the AD and understudy cast is showcased and reviewed at an understudy run shortly following the opening of each production.
Directing Interns are guaranteed directing slots in Rep Lab, The Rep’s critically- acclaimed annual short-play festival. Rep Lab features several fully produced short plays chosen specifically to showcase the Artistic Intern Ensemble. Additionally, Directing Interns have the opportunity to direct pieces of their own choosing, cast from the Intern Company, and to present those lab projects in the rehearsal halls for fellow company members. The production schedule dictates when and how many of such projects may occur.
ACTING INTERNSHIP APPLICANTS ONLY: Please also include a videotaped audition consisting of three contrasting monologues. Applicants are encouraged to include a song as part of the audition. A video audition is required even if the applicant has auditioned in person.
DIRECTING INTERNSHIP APPLICANTS ONLY: In 500 words or less, please describe your best or worst directing experience, including what you gained as a director and as a person.
LITERARY INTERNSHIP APPLICANTS ONLY: In 500 words or less, please describe what you feel to be the role of the dramaturg in the rehearsal or production process. Include specific details from your won experience as a dramaturg or director. Also include a short writing sample that you feel demonstrates your ability to illuminate and enliven a theater text or production for a general audience.
ALL APPLICANTS: Please indicate which
internship you are applying for, list your full name,
address, phone, email, date of birth, education and completed degrees,
whether or not you have received EMC points and if so, how many?
Please include a current headshot or photograph and resume of all
theatrical and related experience, three letters of recommendation
that speak to your creative potential in theater and your ability
to work with people and a response to the following four questions:
1. At this point in your career, why do you seek an internship?
2. Why do you specifically seek an internship with The Rep?
3. What do you feel you could contribute to The Rep?
4. What are your future goals?
All completed applications and auditions must be received by April 1st. Please contact Sandy Ernst, Associate Artistic Director, at 414-290-5374 or email@example.com to make arrangements for auditions or interviews, or with any questions. Mail application materials to: Sandy Ernst; Milwaukee Repertory Theater; 108 E. Wells St.; Milwaukee, WI 53202
Rep technical and management staff share their talent and knowledge with interns during the process of producing a show. Design and Production interns work with professional designers, as well as the Rep’s technical and management staff. Internship opportunities help develop the individual’s understanding and experience of working in a professional regional theater. Depending on the internship, the duties may range from working as a design assistant, production management assistant, run crew on performances, to working in a specific shop area such as carpentry, paint, props, electrics, costume crafts and sound, apprenticing with IA house staff, as well as other production related activities.
Milwaukee Repertory Theater is accepting resumes for the following Internships for the 2013/2014 Season. The Rep provides a $50 per week grocery stipend as well as housing for out of town interns.
These internships run for a full season (late July or early August and conclude with the final production of the season, usually in late March or early April). Partial-season internships may be arranged. We are interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people, including women and minorities.
Applications for all Design and Production Internships are due March 1, 2013. We are interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people, including women and minorities. Send a cover letter, resume and references to: Production Internships, Christine Cooksy, Assistant Production Manager, Milwaukee Repertory Theater, 108 E. Wells Street, Milwaukee, WI 53202. Fax: 414-224-9097. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Milwaukee Repertory Theater is accepting resumes for the following internships during the 2012-2013 Season. The Rep provides a $50 per week grocery stipend as well as housing for out of town interns.
Lighting Design Internship (1) – Duties include assisting the Lighting & Sound Director and lighting designers with drafting light plots and other essential paper work. In addition, the intern will assist with load-in, focus, taking notes for the lighting designer and updating all paperwork. Finally the ALD Intern will have the opportunity to design in our Stiemke Theater, for the Rep Lab (an intern project). Experience with Vectorworks Spotlight and Lightwright is recommended.
Electrics Internship (2) - This is a half season internship, so we will be looking for two candidates. The Electrics interns will work along the IATSE Resident Crew hanging, and focusing lights, wiring practicals, and sometimes running follow spot. The Electrics Intern will assist the Lighting and Sound Director and IATSE Resident Crew with other duties within the electrics department for all theaters.
Stage Management Internship (2) – Duties include assisting the stage management staff with prep, rehearsal and performance duties, as well as the day to day duties of maintaining the SM department.
Technical Direction Intern (1) – Duties include assisting TD and ATD with drafting, research, price estimations, as well as other day to day scenic duties. The TD Intern will attend some technical rehearsals, and will work with the ATD for the Rep Lab (an intern project).
Most of the above internships begin early August and conclude in mid-April. Applications for the internships are due March 1st. We are interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people, including women and minorities. Send a cover letter, resume and references to: Production Internships, Christine Cooksy, Assistant Production Manager, Milwaukee Repertory Theater, 108 E. Wells Street, Milwaukee, WI 53202. FAX (414) 224-9097 E-mail: email@example.com
Milwaukee Repertory Theater is accepting resumes for the following Internship for the 2013/14 Season. The Rep provides a $50 per week grocery stipend as well as housing for out of town interns. This internship runs for a full season (mid August and concludes after the final production of the season, usually April or May). We are interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people, including women and minorities.
The Education Intern will contribute to the theater learning experience of over 20,000 students. Duties will include serving as a teaching artist for residency programs, lesson development for workshops and residencies, research and writing study guides, assisting with student matinees and various administrative duties. A reliable car is a must. In addition to a stipend and housing, mileage reimbursement will be provided.
EDUCATION INTERNSHIP APPLICANTS ONLY: In 500 words or less, please describe the importance of theater education in schools today. Why should students experience theater? Also include a short writing sample that demonstrates your ability to illuminate and enliven a theater text or production for a student audience. Submit applications to Jenny Kostreva, Education Director, firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications are due on April 15, 2013.
Through Milwaukee Public School's Recreation Department, we are able to offer two paid internships for our Summer Play Festival!!
Teen Interns will be primarily focused on the implementation of our Teen Council's Short Play Festival, which will take place in July 2013. The internship will begin on July 8, 2013 and go through August 2, 2013. Interns should possess strong organization and communication skills. Applicants with prior experience with Microsoft Word and Excel will be giving priority. Students will learn both the artistic and administrative components to running a theatrical production and education program. They will serve as stage managers for the program itself, and assist with prepping for the beginning of the program and wrapping up the program after completion. Additional duties may include planning Teen Council events for the 2013/14 Season. Deadline to apply: Friday, May 10, 2013
To apply, download the application.
Please submit applications to me via email at email@example.com or via mail to: Jenny Kostreva, Education Director, Milwaukee Repertory Theater. 108 East Wells Street, Milwaukee, WI 53202.
Who can apply:
To apply for an MPS Arts Internship you must:
• Be at least 16 years of age at the start of work
• Be currently enrolled in high school
• Be a resident of the City of Milwaukee or attend an MPS school
• It is preferred that applicants qualify for free or reduced school lunch
• Be available to attend mandatory trainings/events on June 19, July 12 and 24 and August 6