Outreach & Education Internship

Showagon 2020 Summer Interns

Video auditions will be requested
AFTER application materials have been received.

Theatre Memphis is excited to announce a 5-week paid performance and educational internship for college theatre students seeking a fun and unique way to gain college internship credit as a part of ShoWagon of Theatre Memphis!  

Who: Interested applicants should be college students, preferably seeking a degree in theatre, who need a college internship credit. Applicants must have a passion for performing with and for children, as well as teaching and leading by example. Those with specific interest in educational theatre will be highly considered. Applicants must be prompt, dependable, and willing to take on any performance, teaching, or technical challenge that may come their way.

What: Interns will spend 5 weeks aiding the Department of Outreach and Education in two major ways: First, by facilitating the Summer Performance Workshop rehearsals for the summer camp production with students ages 6-18. Duties will include: helping lead groups of students in various warm ups, crafts, activities, and daily rehearsals. Interns will also perform small roles in the production alongside the students in the workshop, as well as aid with backstage organization and technical needs. Interns may be asked to help with the creation and construction of the costumes, props, and set for the production, as well as help with the creation and distribution of promotional materials. Secondly, Interns will also rehearse and perform a touring show of their own that will perform in Memphis public libraries throughout the course of the program.

When: Tuesday, May 26th - Saturday, June 27th. Call times and end times will vary each day, but in general, interns must be available for the full days Monday-Friday as well as the final Saturday. Interns will receive lunch breaks, as well as abbreviated schedules whenever possible upon completion of daily tasks. 

Where:  Workshop rehearsals and performances will take place at Hutchison School in the Weiner Theatre and surrounding areas. Touring productions will be held at several different libraries in and around the Memphis area.

All interns will receive a small weekly stipend.

 All interested applicants must submit the following:

  1. Headshot
  2. Resume
  3. Thorough letter of intent stating interest (including qualifications and details for why you're a good match for this internship)
  4. Letter of recommendation 

All material must be submitted to showagon@theatrememphis.org by Friday, May 1. After application information is received, you will be contacted with further instructions about a video audition/interview. Please send all questions or concerns to Lena Wallace Black at showagon@theatrememphis.org.