Village Theatre KIDSTAGE seeks students 18 years of age and above (younger by permission) for internships in the classroom and in our professionally produced SummerStock production.
KIDSTAGE Internship programs support the development of outstanding theatre professionals by providing a structured program of training, coursework, and extensive progressive in-class and hands-on learning experiences. Designed to prepare students for careers in theatre arts, internships translate the KIDSTAGE philosophy of “Skills for Theatre … Skills for Life” into classroom technique, and rehearsal and production proficiencies.
Arts Educators teach ages PreK–age 20 in KIDSTAGE exploratory, acting, and musical theatre classes and camps. Educators have a passion for working with young students, to facilitate learning in theatre skills and life skills.
Arts Education Internships include a minimum of 15 hours per week spent in the classroom assisting an experienced theatre arts educator. Most Arts Education Internships are in the summer for six to eight weeks during summer camps, where interns experience all age groups and all subjects available from KIDSTAGE. Ideally the internship culminates in the intern successfully creating and implementing a learning plan throughout a full week of camps as lead instructor.
The internship includes a small stipend to reimburse expenses.
Production Managers oversee the entire production from hiring of the production team to striking the show. They collect and gather important paperwork, run production meetings, coordinate parent and student volunteers, organize and distribute marketing materials, and assist with flow of communication between production team members. Production managers are highly organized, knowledgeable about a wide range of theatre disciplines, proficient with Microsoft Office, and capable of seeing the big picture and being objective without missing the details.
Production Management interns should expect 20–40 hours per week of hands-on experiential learning during rehearsal times. Weekends and evenings required during tech week. The internship includes a small stipend to reimburse expenses.
Students on the professional track to become musical theatre performers may audition for our Mainstage Performance Program. Selected students perform in a nine-week run of one of our professional Mainstage productions. Students face a rigorous rehearsal schedule and are challenged to execute their skills at the highest level alongside recognized professionals.
Tuition: None. Successful applicants for the Mainstage performance program receive a weekly stipend to offset the expenses of participation.
Skills for Theatre… Skills for Life
To provide a personal development program for young people which uses theatre arts:
- To teach creativity and responsibility
- To encourage teamwork and personal integrity
- To foster self-esteem and appreciation for live theatre
Village Theatre KIDSTAGE believes that everyone benefits from an inclusive, multi-cultural environment of students, staff and programming. We welcome people of every ethnicity, race, faith, sexual orientation, gender identity, income and ability.