About Internships at Peninsula Players
The Peninsula Players, America’s oldest professional resident summer theater, is now accepting applications for 2016 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 2016. In addition, some staff positions will become available to summer interns in September for the Fall Season closing late October 2016.
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.
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 participate in all areas of production including pre-show assignments and show duties.
Some small acting roles may be cast with interested interns. However, please note that any acting roles are not guaranteed. We must first fulfill our obligations to Actors’ Equity and available roles are dependent on a yet to be finalized season.
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 held a workshop on performing Shakespeare while Sarah Ross worked with our interns on set design. Other workshops have included stage make-up, stage combat, improvisation, stage rigging, audition monologues and preparing for a career in theater.
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 print the application and mail along with your resume and headshot to the address on the application.