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Looking to get some real, hands-on experience in professional theatre? Come join the Forum team and be a part of what The Washington Post called “one of the best companies to start up in Washington over the past decade.”

 

These are not coffee-fetching positions – we want you to be a part of the action!

 

As a Forum Theatre intern, you will:

  • Bridge the gap between your collegiate work or graduate school experience by developing a professional network

  • Work closely with Forum staff and attend company meetings

  • Create individual projects that allow you to bring your ideas to the organization

  • Have full access to the rehearsal process

  • Attend all Forum productions for free

  • Receive college credit, as arranged by your college or university

  • Receive Student Service Learning Hours, as arranged by your high school

 

 

Recent intern classes included MFA graduate students from Catholic University, College of William & Mary, University of Iowa, George Washington University, and University of Florida.

Forum internships are volunteer positions and housing is not provided. A small travel stipend may be available for some positions.

 

 

 

Application due dates:
 

Season-long intern applications are due May 2, 2014.

 

Fall Semester Intern applications are due May 2, 2014.

 

Production-based intern applications are due on a rolling basis. Positions are available for this current season: The Last Days of Judas Iscariot (May/June), and Gidion’s Knot (June-August).
 

 

All applicants are required to fill out an application and submit:

 

1. A cover letter, indicating your desired internship, describing your interest in Forum, summarizing your prior experience and/or qualifications, and explaining why you are the ideal candidate for your desired internship.
 

2. A professional work resume that lists: education & training, work history, theatre/arts experience, and computer skills.
 

3. The "Assistant to the Artistic Director," "Forum For All: Marketing & Outreach," "Play Development & Dramaturgy," and "Management & Development" internships require a writing sample submission.

 

Forum Theatre is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity in all areas of its operation.
 



Questions?  Email Emma Strauss at emma@forum-theatre.org

 


Forum Theatre Internships Currently Available:

 

  • Assistant to the Artistic Director (season-long and semester-long)

    • Interns will work with Michael Dove, Artistic Director of Forum, and be involved with season planning, artistic/play development, company administration, special events, and in creating and implementing a new project or artistic initiative for the coming season.

    • Intern will be encouraged to attend company, design, and board meetings.

(writing sample required for this position)
 

 

  • Directing (season-long, semester-long, and production based)

    • Interns will serve as assistant to the director during production & design meetings and rehearsals.

    • Work with the Casting Coordinator and gain experience in the casting process
       

 

  • New Play Development & Dramaturgy (season-long and semester-long)

  • Interns will work closely with resident dramaturgs conducting research for plays in production

  • Aid in creating of program notes

  • Attend rehearsals as needed

  • Participate in future season planning sessions

  • Help curate the Forum (Re)Acts series.

(writing sample required for this position)
 

 

  • Management & Development (season-long and semester-long)

    • Interns will work with the Managing Director and be exposed to aspects of finance, development, contract-writing, and theatre operations.

    • Intern will be encouraged to attend company meetings and board meetings.

(writing sample required for this position)
 

 

  • Forum for All: Marketing & Outreach (season-long, semester-long, and production based)

  • Interns will work closely with the new Forum For All (F4A) program. The new department is focused on making Forum accessible and affordable as well as creating a more meaningful experience for the audience.

  • Intern will be exposed to the F4A “Street Team” activities focusing on marketing, advertising, front of house operations, and audience development & engagement. Gain experience in Forum’s innovative civic practice and outreach approach to marketing.

(writing sample required for this position)
 

 

  • Production (season-long, semester-long, and production-based)

    • The intern will work closely with the Production Manager, learning about budgeting, scheduling, and technical coordination as well as assisting with

    • production needs in load-in and strike.

    • Work with the Production Stage Manager to facilitate and coordinate rehearsals, production meetings, and tech week.

    • Backstage experience on Forum productions.  
       

 

  • Stage Management (production-based)

    • Work with the Production Stage Manager to facilitate and coordinate rehearsals, production meetings, and tech week.

    • The intern will receive actual production experience during the run of the show depending on his/her interests.

       

  • Design (season-long, semester-long, and production-based)

    • Intern will assist one or more of Forum’s award-winning designers and receive production credits.

    • Internships available in costume, scenic, lighting, sound, and properties design.

 

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