About Internships at Peninsula Players

The Peninsula Players, America’s oldest professional resident summer theater, is now accepting applications for 2018 summer intern positions.

We seek eight to ten college/university students with technical or administrative interests to become members of our company beginning in late May or early June 2018. In addition, some staff positions will become available to summer interns in September for the Fall Season closing late October 2018.

Interns will rotate on a tri-weekly basis between technical and administrative areas. Up to five interns will have the chance to rotate as the assistant stage manager and work with our professional Equity stage manager and actors in rehearsal. Interns will be involved on a daily basis with building and running our five-show season, each with a two to three week run.  Interns participate in all areas of production including pre-show assignments and show duties.

Company actor Joe Foust leads our 2013 interns in a stage combat workshop.

Company actor Joe Foust leads our interns in a stage combat workshop.

Production Interns areas of concentration include: stage carpentry, electrics, sound, wardrobe, properties and scene painting.

Administrative Interns will concentrate on all aspects of theater operations including public relations, marketing, house management, box office management, and assisting the Managing Director, Business Manager and the Development and Events Coordinator.

Interns and staff work in the concession stand and beer garden, direct traffic in the parking lots, and house manage pre-show. Intermission, show duties, and post-show assignments are also required.

Credit for the Equity Membership Candidate Program may be gained through production work at the Peninsula Players. College credit may also be earned. The intern must make his/her arrangements with the college/university.  Peninsula Players believes in providing a well-rounded experience for our interns, which is why we have created our workshop program. Five to seven workshops will be held during the summer and fall with members of our professional company. For example, last season our Artistic Director Greg Vinkler did mock interviews with all of our interns.  We also had a panel with some of our experienced staff and designers about how to get started in the theater business as well as how to make a living at it.

The Peninsula Players provides free room and board for all interns. Housing is located on the theater’s beautiful grounds along the shore of Green Bay. Three complete meals a day are provided in the Players Lodge. A weekly stipend of $100 is also paid.

To apply, please complete the application online which is a Google Form found HERE.  You will be asked to upload a cover letter, resume, references and photo.  All documents should be in a .pdf format and the photo may also be in an image format.  You will need to log into your Google account to upload documents.  Administrative interns should address their application and correspondence to Brian Kelsey, Managing Director and Production Interns should address their application and cover letter to Cody Westgaard, Production Manager.  Completed applications must be received by March 15th.  Please no emailed or postal mailed applications.