Theatre - Internships

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Internships within the Theatre program at Fairfield are tailored to fit student desires and program needs in such areas as scenic construction, graphic design, box office, costume and wardrobe management, and teaching.

Theatre Fairfield Internships

Every year, theatre students apply for 4 competitive scholarships to serve as Production Interns for Theatre Fairfield. Internships are given in Business, Marketing, Public Relations, and Technical Theatre to assist the various faculty and guest artists in those areas. If you serve as a Production Intern, you'll gain invaluable professional experience in running a theatre operation and this will serve you well when applying for outside internships and paying jobs (with health benefits) in the professional theatre. All students may apply for these scholarships once they are enrolled in the Theatre Program; we don't accept applications from incoming freshmen.

In addition to the Production Interns listed above, we offer Internships in all facets of creating theatre, from Stage Management to Design to Managing our Costume Shop. Students eligible for Federal Work-Study Grants frequently combine the internships with their workstudy positions. The faculty will be happy to work you to create a new internship with Theatre Fairfield. We also strongly support students applying for internships at producing theatres throughout the U.S. and the world.

Jamie A. Hulley Summer Internship Fellowship

Professor Judy Primavera of the Psychology Department is pleased to announce a fellowship instituted in 2005 in memory of her daughter, Jamie Alaine Hulley, who was a talented artist in the visual arts, dance, theatre, and writing. This fellowship will provide one student with $1,500.00 in living expenses to support a non-paying summer internship in any of the arts. This could be an internship as part of an established program - for example, in summer stock or other theatres (Westport Country Playhouse, Manhattan Theatre Club/NYC, etc.) or one of your own devising.

Mary Louise Larrabee Prizes

Each year, the Department of Visual and Performing Arts awards Mary Louise Larrabee Prizes to a select group of students majoring or minoring in the arts at Fairfield. The awards range in value from $500.00 to $1,500.00 and were established in 1994 through the generosity of Mrs. Mary Louise Larrabee. Prizes can contribute to the expenses of any of the following:

  • Tuition
  • Travel
  • Accommodations
  • Living expenses
  • Special courses
  • Special artistic projects

Outside Internships

Under faculty guidance and departmental sponsorship, students are able to develop internships as assistants to professional theatre designers and managers or with professional theatres, studios, and production companies in the regional/metropolitan area.

Internships at professional theatres have included:

  • Manhattan Theatre Club, New York City
  • Roundabout Theatre, New York City
  • Honolulu Theatre for Youth, Honolulu, HI
  • Long Wharf Theatre, New Haven, CT
  • The O'Neill Theatre Center, New London, CT
  • Westport Country Playhouse, Westport, CT
  • Stamford Theatre Works, Stamford, CT
  • The Berkshire Theatre Festival, Stockbridge, MA
  • Ogunquit Playhouse, Ogunquit, ME

The Theatre Program encourages Study Abroad and each year has had students in England as well as Germany, France, and Scotland. We also help place students in summer internships for actors, designers, and technicians both in the U.S. and in Europe.