New York, NY 10023
WP Seeks Interns for Spring 2020
Make professional contacts and learn all aspects of producing Off-Broadway theater by interning at WP Theater in New York City. WP Theater is the country’s oldest and largest theater company dedicated to producing and supporting work by women+ artists. Recent productions include Alexis Schee'rs Our Dear Dead Drug Lord, the world premiere of Theresa Rebeck’s What We’re Up Against, and the Off-Broadway premiere of Obie Award winners Kate Benson and Lee Sunday Evans’ [PORTO].
All interns should have a sense of humor, be able to work independently, and have a working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and G Suite.
Administrative Intern: Assist the Business Manager and Development Manager in day to day operations. The Administrative Intern will gain experience in the areas of box office and ticketing, membership administration, special event planning and patron database management. Candidates should have excellent verbal and organizational skills; attention to detail, and a desire to learn
Artistic Intern: Assist the Producing Artistic Director, Associate Artistic Director and Artistic Producer. Interns are an integral part of the Artistic Staff, participating in Artistic meetings, reading script submissions, attending readings and workshop productions, assisting with development, and providing research and support for productions. Ideal candidates must have a background in theatre, excellent communication skills, a great phone manner, good organizational skills and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment. Producing Internship
Assist the Artistic Producer for the 2020 Pipeline Festival and other producing projects as assigned, in production meetings, technical rehearsals, artistic coverage meetings and general day to day operations. Ideal candidates must be curious about new play development, proactive, detail oriented, and ready to take ownership of tasks and projects. Previous producing experience a plus but not required.
Marketing Intern: Assist the Marketing Manager and Marketing Associate with marketing and communications activity for WP’s off-Broadway productions, special events, and membership program. Candidates should have excellent verbal, written and organizational skills and a working knowledge of social media platforms. Attention to detail, the ability to self-motivate, and collaborate is a must. This is a great opportunity to learn about building audiences, maintaining customer relations, and using a variety of marketing platforms to capture attention.
An ideal intern can commit to a regular schedule of 15-20 hours per week between 10am and 6pm. Occasional evening availability is a plus.
Our internships are currently unpaid, but we are happy to work with any college credits or grant requirements prospective interns may have.
WP THEATER is the nation’s oldest and largest theater company dedicated to developing, producing, and promoting the work of women+ at every stage of their careers. For over four decades we have served as leaders of a global movement towards gender parity, and the example we set and the artists we have fostered have grown into a robust, thriving community of artists in theater and beyond. WP empowers women+ artists of all kinds to reach their full potential, challenging preconceptions about the kinds of plays women write and the stories they tell.
Founded in 1978 by Julia Miles as Women’s Project Theater, WP Theater has earned acclaim as a home for women+ theatermakers, historically marginalized in the field, to hone their craft while becoming leaders, change-makers, and advocates in the industry. To date, we have produced more than 600 Mainstage productions and developmental projects and published 11 anthologies of plays by women+ artists. WP Theater is proud of the ways in which we have made a difference in the artistic landscape of New York and beyond, and we continue to forge forward by offering these artists a platform to develop and present their stories.
WP Theater recently received a 2018 Lucille Lortel Award and a 2019 Obie Award, both for Outstanding Body of Work. As the premier launching pad for some of the most influential artists in theater, television, and film, our work has a significant impact on the field. Nearly every significant female theater artist has been through our doors, including: 2019 Tony Winner Rachel Chavkin; 2018 Pulitzer Prize Winner Martyna Majok; 2018 Tony Winner Rebecca Taichman; 2013 Tony Winner Pam MacKinnon; 2013 Tony Winner Diane Paulus; and two-time Pulitzer Prize Winner Lynn Nottage. These powerful women found an important artistic home at WP and are a testament to our role as a driving cultural force.
February 24, 2020 -