Theatre practitioners who want to be part of Seattle Rep have until April 15 to get their applications in for a number of internship opportunities availabe at the 34-year-old company.
Arts Management, Costume Design, Directing, Finance, Literary, Marketing, Public Relations, Scenic Arts & Design and Stage Management are only some of the departments where interns are sought. Applicants must send a resume of theatre and related experience, a letter of intent naming up to three categories of internship desired, and two letters of recommendation written by people familiar with the applicant's work. Candidates from diverse ethnic backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
Intern Coordinator Assistant Cynthia Hall told Playbill On-Line Seattle Rep pays interns $100 a week, and interns may also be eligible for college credit -- but that must be worked out between the student and the college. Interns are expected to work 40 hours per week, though times are flexible depending on which department is concerned (e.g., stage managers work in the evenings).
Hall said last year's call for interns netted more than 500 responses. Ultimately, 20-25 candidates are chosen.
Winner of the 1990 Tony for Outstanding Regional Theatre, Seattle Rep is soon to be under the guidance of new artistic director Sharon Ott. --By David Lefkowitz