Professional Internship

Work side by side with some of the best theatre artists in Southern California

Internships at A Noise Within are intensive training opportunities where developing theatre artists can hone their skills. Past interns have held leading roles in subsequent A Noise Within productions and have gone onto work at such venues as the Ahmanson Theatre, Mark Taper Forum, The Old Globe Theatre, Berkeley Repertory, South Coast Repertory, American Conservatory Theatre and others!

A Noise Within presents critically acclaimed productions of the world’s great classics – from Shakespeare to Molière, Lorca to Chekhov, Williams, Hellman, Miller and others. A Noise Within is one of only a handful of theatre on the entire continent which maintains a resident company performing in rotating repertory on a year-round basis. The company’s resident & guest artists, directors and designers are celebrated and accomplished professionals in their own right, representing thousands of notable credits and training from some of the nation’s most respected institutions. Whether you’re already a professional, aspiring to become one, or just exploring, training at A Noise Within will provide you with focused, personal attention from skilled, working professionals in a welcoming environment that focuses on developing the whole artist.

Acting Internships

Learn what it takes to be part of a professional classical theatre company, performing three productions in rotating repertory! Acting Interns are challenged to apply their talents in all areas, from analyzing a classic text to running lights and sound for a production.

Tuition

$550.00 for 12 weeks of Conservatory Classes. Housing is not provided. A limited number of scholarships are available.

Casting

Each acting intern is cast in a supporting role in one or more plays during the repertory season. Interns may also be given understudy assignments.

Training

Interns are immersed in 120 + hours of training designed to develop the whole artist. Course topics include: acting Shakespeare, speech, textual analysis & scansion, a scene study course that culminates in a workshop presentation for an invited audience.

Technical Assignments

Interns gain hands-on experience in a variety of technical departments (stage management, props, costumes, sets, lights, sound) and are a part of the changeover crew that facilitates the repertory schedule.

Schedule

Interns must be available for classes, rehearsals, performances and technical calls during the following hours: Monday – Friday 5-11pm and Saturdays/Sundays (Day/Evening – depending on the rep schedule and intern assignment). Additionally, interns must be available to perform a limited number of mid-week matinees as scheduled.

Admission

To request an audition appointment, please fill out the online application and email your photo & resume to our Education Dept at education@anoisewithin.org. Auditions are two contrasting monologues, one of which must be Shakespeare, not to exceed three minutes total. Applications must be received no later than July 25, 2014. Auditions and call backs will be held the first week of August.

Physical Requirements
By applying you agree that you are able to:
- bend, lift and stoop without difficulty
- lift up to 50 lbs 10 to 15 times per day

Each Production Intern gains experience in his or her specific field of interest through one-on-one partnerships with the outstanding designers and creative artists working in the company. Production Internships are available in the following areas: costume design, lighting design, scenic design, sound, props, and stage management. Production Interns are also a part of the changeover crew that facilitates the repertory schedule.

THEATRE MANAGEMENT INTERNSHIPS

Learn the inner-workings of a professional theatre company!

Theater administration internships are available in the areas:

General Management

General Management Interns will work with every department at A Noise Within to successfully support both the current season and long-term goals of the organization. Interns serious about a career in performing arts management will gain relevant experience in contract negotiation and administration, budgeting, strategic planning, governance, and other necessary skill areas. Attention to detail, strong communication skills, and experience with MS Office Suite will be viewed favorably.

Marketing

Marketing Interns will assist in marketing and fundraising efforts to increase A Noise Within’s visibility in the community and cultivate patron involvement and support. Interns will participate in the cultivation of a comprehensive social media strategy, marketing plan, and create digital content for the season’s productions.

Development

Development Interns assist in creating, developing and executing a strategic fundraising plan for individual and institutional giving to A Noise Within’s annual fund and capital campaign. This internship position also assists in the identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of major donors as well as all direct marketing and event fundraising.

Education

Education Interns will assist in the various training opportunities and programs that engage our patrons, community, students, teachers, and artists. The educational component encompasses four primary areas: 1) School and Teacher Programs, 2) Conservatory Programs, 3) Audience Enrichment, and 4) Community Outreach.