Writers Theatre is seeking Stage Management Interns for our FY20 Season.

Stage Management Interns will be a valued part of the Production and Stage Management teams for their assigned production. Working alongside the SM and ASM, Stage Management interns will have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in the rehearsal room and tech by providing effective administrative support and directly interacting with Theatre employees, production staff and artists.


The ideal candidates for these positions will be available for the entire rehearsal period, including pre-production and opening. Reasonable conflicts are negotiable. Production dates below:



Pre-production: Tuesday, October 1st – Friday, October 4th, 2019

Rehearsal: Tuesday, October 8th – Wednesday, October 30th, 2019

Tech: Thursday, October 31st – Tuesday, November 12th, 2019

Opening: Wednesday, November 13th, 2019

Applications due: Monday, August 5th, 2019

Writers Theatre’s internship program is designed for college students and young professionals seeking to gain practical experience in arts administration. Interns are fully integrated into daily operations at the Theatre and are mentored by the Director of Education and individuals in their department. In addition to in-depth mentorship, interns may receive school credit, professional development opportunities and participate in learning seminars. Writers Theatre is located off the Glencoe Metra stop and is also easily accessible via Pace buses.

This is an exciting time in the life of Writers Theatre. Interns will not only have the opportunity to learn about the new theatre center, but join the company while we continue to transition into producing a six-show season.



· Earn school credit, if applicable.

· Networking opportunities. WT interns make connections with the industry’s leading professionals.

· A season weekday subscription to Writers Theatre.

· Exclusive backstage access to Writers Theatre events.

· Mentorship from Director of Education and department leadership in your area of focus.

· Opportunities for professional development and to participate in various arts and arts administration seminars.

· Stipend to cover the cost of daily travel expenses to and from the theatre.



The duration of the internships may vary by department. Candidates should be actively pursuing the field of specialty or a relevant field of study. Individuals should be ambitious and driven, outgoing and personable, and possess excellent skills in writing and communication.

Instructions to Apply:

To apply, send a cover letter, professional resume, and at least two professional references to internships@writerstheatre.org and production@writerstheatre.org with the subject “[Show Title] SM Internship Application”. Please have all material submitted by the indicated due dates.
In your cover letter please detail at least three things that you hope to gain from an internship and why you think Writers Theatre would be a good fit for your educational goals.

To apply for this job email your details to internships@writerstheatre.org

Pay Range: stipend