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Apprenticeships
« on: Dec 07, 2006, 04:19 pm »
I'm a senior in college and looking for an apprenticeship program for next year. Any recommendations?
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Re: Apprenticeships
« Reply #1 on: Dec 07, 2006, 06:49 pm »
Try Goodspeed Musicals.  They have a great apprentice/ intern program.

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Re: Apprenticeships
« Reply #2 on: Dec 07, 2006, 08:04 pm »
I would recommend the one I oversee at the Shakespeare Theatre Company, but, tell us more what you want out of the internship, what are your goals, dreams, aspiration . . . hard to give recommendations since each is a different fit.  (Do you need some money, no money, housing, etc . . . )
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Re: Apprenticeships
« Reply #3 on: Dec 27, 2006, 12:08 am »
If you go on a search engine, like Google or Yahoo, and type in Stage Management Internships/Apprenticeships, several different links from different theatre companies will pop up.  This is how I found all of my options for summer internships.  If you are in school, I also recommend speaking to your teachers/professors - sometimes they have worked with different companies and can maybe help you out with ideas or even a recommendation.  Shakespearean Companies are highly prominent.  Make sure that you really look at what each company has to offer before you apply.  Some give housing and pay; others do not.  Think about what you are able to do financially, how far you are willing to travel, and what companies fit you best. 
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Re: Apprenticeships
« Reply #4 on: Dec 29, 2006, 10:34 am »
People's Light and Theatre in Malvern, PA is looking for 2 SM apprentices actually beginning in February. The pay is low ($150 a week) but they house and give you health insurance. I worked there for 4 years and definitely made due with the salary. It's a great place, and it's a LORT theatre.

www.peopleslight.org or PM me for more info.
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Re: Apprenticeships
« Reply #5 on: Jan 04, 2007, 12:17 am »
If you are interested in opera stage management , there is an apprenticeship at the San Diego Opera from December to May. I don't know if they have anyone yet for Dec. 2007.

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Re: Apprenticeships
« Reply #6 on: Feb 10, 2007, 10:54 pm »
The Shakespeare Theatre of Nj has a lot of internships during the summer for every field and needs at least 4 SMs per summer.  maybe more.  and if you can stay on for longer, they would love you.  Its a non-paid internship but housing availible for a small fee.  What you would do is be ASM on the shows and have seminars on sundays (not every sunday).  i did props internship last year there and applying for SM internship.  It is a great place, and you get a lot of contacts.
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Re: Apprenticeships
« Reply #7 on: Feb 11, 2007, 12:51 am »
I did an internship at Trinity Rep the year after I graduated from college, and enjoyed it.  The internships go from August to May or June, generally, and the intern usually gets to work in both the LORT B and LORT D spaces.  The stipend is rather small $75 a week, but housing is provided a few miles away from the theater.  I managed to make do, and gained a lot of experience and good contacts. 

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Re: Apprenticeships
« Reply #8 on: Feb 16, 2007, 02:38 pm »
Lot of spacec in Chicago theatres...check out the listings on chicagoplays.com
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Re: Apprenticeships
« Reply #9 on: Feb 17, 2007, 05:34 pm »
I'm doing a job with TriArts this summer in Connecticut... I know that they offer internships.
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Re: Apprenticeships
« Reply #10 on: Feb 21, 2007, 03:21 pm »
The ROH in covent garden do a good course

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Re: Apprenticeships
« Reply #11 on: Feb 21, 2007, 03:58 pm »
It all depends: do you want housing included, assisted housing, a minimum pay per week...and what area of the country? There's a lot of factors to consider.

Right after high school I decided on North Shore Music Theatre near Boston. It was a gutsy move since I was in Phoenix at the time...I'm glad I was too naive to realize how crazy I was being. It paid $200 a week (I think, it's been a long time) but they assisted in setting me up with housing that was $75/week for a room and common area. They also rely heavily on interns--other than the staff everyone else was an intern. But you work with great directors, make excellent contacts and their shows are superb! And experience working in the round is almost a rarity.

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Re: Apprenticeships
« Reply #12 on: Feb 21, 2007, 07:55 pm »
Every district has some version of a theatre conference (my state is in South Eastern Theatre Conference).  These groups have annual conferences with job postings for permanent and internship type positions.  You could start there; then, you'd get to interview with numerous companies and see what all was out there
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Re: Apprenticeships
« Reply #13 on: Mar 21, 2007, 02:05 pm »
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It is a good place but they do rely on (read: overwork) the interns when they should have more Equity ASMs.

I'm not sure how much the SM interns work at STNJ (but I'll find out this summer!), and though they could hire Equity ASMs, an intern can learn a lot there and also get points towards EMC.  And as an intern, you should expect to do a lot of work.
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Re: Apprenticeships
« Reply #14 on: Mar 21, 2007, 07:42 pm »
Try Maine State Music Theatre

www.msmt.org

Great program.

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