Assistant Technical Director
Support all aspects of a production as an Assistant Technical Director, and learn how each of the behind-the-scenes pieces fit together. Help supervise other technical interns, load-in, build and paint the set, hang and focus the lights, and support the Stage Management team, as well as gain a comprehensive view on what it takes to create a show from first rehearsal to first performance.
Learn and practice vocabulary, tools, and fundamentals of Stage Management. Support rehearsals by tracking production needs and providing organizational support for the director; coordinate with design interns, director, and actors; and run (call) the show in performance. Hours include all rehearsals and performances.
Assistant Stage Manager
Learn and practice tools and vocabulary of Stage Management. ASM provides organizational support for the Stage Manager, coordinates with designers and actors, and supervises backstage during performances. Hours include the last two weeks of rehearsals (including tech week) and all performances.
Learn and practice fundamentals of lighting design and light board programming. The LD is responsible for design, hang, focusing, and cue writing. Hours include 1-2 rehearsals per week, one Sunday evening, and all rehearsals during tech week.
Learn and practice the fundamentals of theatrical sound design and SFX programming (SPT's sound design software). The SD is responsible for design, cue writing, and SFX programming. Hours include 1-2 rehearsals per week, one Sunday evening, and all rehearsals during tech week.
Learn and practice the organizational tools and resources of properties design and management. The PD works with the director and SM to identify prop needs for the show and find creative solutions to prop challenges. The PD oversees finding, borrowing, or building all hand props, organization of props/prop tables, and the return of borrowed props. Attention to detail, creativity, and reliable transportation extremely helpful. Hours include 2-3 rehearsals per week, and all rehearsals during tech week. Some time outside of rehearsals required.
Learn and practice the fundamentals of costume design and wardrobe. CD works with director, actors, and wardrobe manager to facilitate costume needs, including fittings and organization/upkeep of costume stock. Hours include 1-2 rehearsals per week and all rehearsals during tech week.
Running Crew/Board Operators
Learn and practice light board/sound board/com operation, as well as backstage etiquette and safety. Running crew provides backstage assistance to ASM and actors during performances, including props and costume management, and helps with scene changes. Board Operators implement sound or lighting cues from the booth during performances, under the supervision of the Stage Manager. Hours include all rehearsals during tech week and all performances.
This dual position provides directorial support and input for production, supervises scene work, assists with adaptations, script preparation, and dramaturgy research. Interns must be approved by Shana Bestock. Hours include attending rehearsal on an as-needed basis and some additional hours outside of rehearsal.