Our goal with this production is to bring theatre professionals, both on-stage and off, to the Playhouse to train local students interested in learning the process of mounting a fully realized professional musical theatre production.
Positions available On-Stage:
Positions available Off-Stage:
Assistant Musical Directors
Assistant Stage Managers
Assistant Technical Directors
Assistant Lighting Designer/Board Operators
Assistant Sound Designer/Sound Board Operators
Summer Internship Program interest meeting:
This is a fantastic opportunity for students interested in pursing the performing arts as a career, AND it is a great extracurricular activity to include on a college application!
*Students will be paired with an on-stage or and off-stage professional depending on which internship path is chosen.*
Students interested in participating on-stage for Kiss Me Kate will be given a free practical workshop on how to create an acting résumé, acquire a professional headshot, create an audition video, and write a brief essay on why they want to be an on-stage intern in Kiss Me Kate and what they hope to gain from the experience. These materials will be submitted online to the director, who will make his casting choices.
Students interested in participating behind-the-scenes Kiss Me Kate (i.e. costuming, scenic design, stage management, directing, music direction, lighting design, sound design) will be asked to write a brief essay on why they want to work backstage and what they hope to gain from the experience. Students will also be given a free practical workshop on how to create a résumé and take a professional headshot. These materials will be submitted to The North Street Playhouse for placement.
Following the last performance of Kiss Me Kate students will participate in a round table discussion wherein the students are asked for feedback on their experiences, ie: Were their expectations met? Did they gain practical knowledge from the instructors? Were they treated with respect? Were their questions answered sufficiently? Did they have fun? The night before the round table discussion, students are given questionnaires so that they may prepare their thoughts. Parents of students under the age of 18 are encouraged to share their thoughts as well.
The opportunity to shadow and understudy a professional performer and crew and observe their creative process is a unique and valuable experience for the student interested in making a career in the theater. Much will be gained by witnessing great performances that evolved from serious and dedicated mental and physical discipline, while participating in a project with a group whose passion is creating art to share with an audience. There are no other local organizations presenting this opportunity to our youth!
To sign up for the Internship Interest Meeting:
Email the following information to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Interested in interning on-stage or off-stage?