Outreach & Education Internship

Showagon 2019 Summer Interns


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 their Summer Performance Workshop production of Alice! Alice! Alice!Interns will help facilitate all workshop rehearsals for the summer camp production with students ages 6-18. Workshop 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 full production alongside the students in the workshop, as well as aid with backstage organization and technical needs. Interns will 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. Interns will also rehearse and perform a touring show of their own that will perform in ten Memphis public libraries throughout the course of the program.

When: Monday June 17th- Saturday July 20th. 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. There will be no meeting Thursday, July 4th or Friday, July 5th.

Where: All rehearsals, workshops, and camp performances will be at Theatre Memphis. Touring productions will be held at several different libraries in and around the Memphis area.

All interns will receive a weekly stipend.

All interested applicants must submit the following:

  1. a headshot
  2. a resume
  3. a thorough letter of intent stating their interest that includes their qualifications and details why they think they’d be a good match for this internship

All material must be submitted to showagon@theatrememphis.org by Monday, April 22nd. After application information is received, an audition time will be set for applicants to come in for an audition interview. If the applicant is unable to attend the audition because of the distance of their school, they may still submit materials for consideration and an alternative interview process can be discussed.

Please send all questions or conders to Lena Wallace Black at showagon@theatrememphis.org