10 New York Theater Internships For Actors

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There are a ton of really exciting New York theater internships available in 2021. Actors hoping to gain experience or break into the industry should definitely check out the list below, which details the best theater internships New York has to offer this year.

Lincoln Center

The Lincoln Center Internship is a paid, virtual arts internship available for undergrads in New York. Interns will gain valuable work experience in a number of relevant fields, including:

  • Marketing
  • Business Administration
  • Programming
  • Production
  • Diversity

The internship involves bi-weekly workshops, culminating in a capstone project where interns will have the chance to pitch their own innovative idea to a panel of leading industry experts.

The internship requires 10-15 hours per week from September 2021 – August 2022

More details can be found @ ,https://www.lincolncenter.org/lincoln-center-at-home/page/lincoln-center-internship

Playbill

Playbill has many really exciting internships available to those interested in gaining skills and experience in the theatre industry this summer, including, among others:

  • The NYC Theatre summer internship
  • The Gamut Theatre Core Company internship
  • The Broadway Tour Operations and Booking internship
  • The Broadway Teachers Workshop Internship
  • The Talent Management Internship

Actors or those interested in learning the ins-and-outs of the industry can find all the info @ ,https://www.playbill.com/article/find-your-theatre-internship

Manhattan Theater Club

The Manhattan Theater Club is home to the Paul A. Kaplan Theatre Management Program, which offers an exciting paid internship for those interested in learning more about both on and off-Broadway theatre production.

The internship pays $525 per week and includes seminars and work experience in casting, production, and theatrical advertising.

For all the info, check out ,https://www.manhattantheatreclub.com/education/internships/

Signature Theater

The Signature Theater internship aims to provide those interested in the industry with hands-on work experience. It offers ongoing mentorship, development, along with the flagship Signature Seminar Series, which often includes lectures and personal discussions with industry experts and other prominent members of the New York theatre scene.

Interns receive a monthly Metro card and may be eligible for school credits if they are taking a relevant program and have not already received funding through another New York theater internship.

All of the details are right here ,https://www.signaturetheatre.org/About/Work-With-Us/Intern-With-Us.aspx

Primary Stages

For those interested in a more traditional theatrical apprenticeship, Primary stages offers a number of exciting internships, which reward interns with real-world theatre experience, along with training and skills development in the following categories.

  • Artistic
  • Company Management
  • Special Events
  • Education
  • Marketing

Interns receive a small weekly stipend of $50 and tickets to all Primary Stages productions.

Internships are available year-round, with the summer internship running from late May to the end of August, the Fall Internship running from September through December, and the winter internship running from January until May.

More info is available @ ,https://primarystages.org/about/internships

Roundabout Theater Company

The Roundabout Theater Company has a number of exciting, paid internships available for New York theatre students. All of the internships offer financial compensation equal to minimum wage, along with education and skill development in the following areas:

  • Artistic
  • Development
  • Education
  • Finance
  • General Management
  • Human Resources
  • Marketing
  • I.T.

The summer internship runs from June – August.

All of the details can be found here ,https://www.roundabouttheatre.org/education/career-training/internships/

The Tank NYC

The Tank has long been known as New York’s home for emerging artists. Offering practical hands-on theater experience along with numerous opportunities to learn, grow, and develop as a valued member of the industry.

Interns will gain valuable insight into the following areas of the theater industry.

  • Marketing
  • Production
  • Fundraising
  • Submission Review

The summer internship runs from May through September, and the fall internship goes from September to December.

Interns receive a stipend of $1000.

For more info, check out The Tank’s site here ,https://thetanknyc.org/careers

The Apollo Theater

The legendary Apollo Theater offers New York teens and high school students interested in the industry a few different options for skill development through their various internships which include, the Apollo Theatre Academy, the High School Internship Program, and Digital Collective, an 8-week program focusing on Technical Stage and Video production.

Interns will gain valuable knowledge and experience in the following areas.

  • Production Design
  • Audio Engineering
  • Live Streaming
  • Lighting
  • Videography

Additionally, the Apollo also offers in-school seminars offering students the chance to meet with top industry professionals. However, due to Covid-19, the in-school seminars have been put on hiatus for the time being.

Learn more @ ,https://www.apollotheater.org/education/teens/

Tada Youth Theater

Tada is a world-class theater company offering a number of fantastic internship opportunities for those interested in learning more about the industry. Presently, the theater doesn’t have any internships listed but be sure to check back regularly as the info for their summer internship will likely be posted soon.

Be sure to bookmark their page and check it often so that you can be the first to know when the details become available ,https://www.tadatheater.com/work-with-us

Public Theater

The Public Theater also offers a fantastic internship, but due to Covid-19, they have paused the program. Be sure to check their website frequently, as this is expected to change as things get back to normal.

When the program opens up for application submissions again, then all of the details will be available @ ,https://publictheater.org/footer/employment–internships/

Summary

There are a ton of New York theater internships available this summer, and each one of them offers an exciting opportunity to learn more about the industry while gaining real-world, hands-on experience alongside some of the biggest names in New York theater.

For more info on how to apply to any of the New York theater internships listed above, be sure to follow the links; and remember, there are a limited number of internships available, and they are all in extremely high demand, so applying early is the best way to ensure that your application gets reviewed.

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Mershad Torabi is an Iranian/Canadian, New York based actor. Mershad first discovered his love for acting in high school after being sent out on auditions by his drama teacher Paul Batten. In 2005 Mershad packed his bags and left Vancouver, British Columbia to pursue his dreams in Los Angeles.

Since moving to Los Angeles Mershad has trained at some of the top schools under Iris Klein and Larry Moss.

Mershad's latest film, The Summerland Project is a Sci Fi thriller whose cast includes Ed Begley Jr., Eddie Jemison, Kate Vernon, Chris Ellis and Debra Wilson.

Mershad is a Sag/Aftra member and also speaks Farsi and Arabic.

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