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Production Internship, Double Edge Theatre

Double Edge Theatre's mission is to create a 'living culture' by developing the highest quality of original theatre performance, based on the long-term imaginative work of its ensemble of artists and their rich interaction with the communities in which the work takes place—and by cultivating a permanent center of performance, training, research, and cultural exchange at The Farm in Ashfield, Massachusetts.

INTERNSHIP DESCRIPTION: Double Edge (DE) is a collaborative environment where interns will be able to focus on their interests and strengths and can also expect to work outside their chosen area of technical expertise. DE offers a fast-paced, dynamic, challenging, and rewarding learning and artistic environment. The intern will have an opportunity to work under the guidance of the vastly experienced Technical Director, Visual Artists/Designers, Lighting Designer, Rigger and Set and Costume Designers. The intern is expected to bring energy and enthusiasm and be open to challenging tasks. He/She/They will work as part of a cohesive team and also on individual projects. This is a 6-12 month position with a stipend and housing included. Stipend range is $400-500 per month, depending on experience.

Potential learning areas include:

  • Basic metalwork and welding;
  • Safety in the workplace;
  • Aerial rigging for theatre and circus;
  • Teamwork;
  • Community building and collaboration;
  • Carpentry and set building;
  • Puppet and mask making;
  • Costume building and design;
  • Theatrical and architectural lighting installation and design.

PERIOD OF INTERNSHIP/EMPLOYMENT: Multiple Semesters/Seasons

PAY TYPE: Stipend, 400-500 per month

OPPORTUNITY TYPE: Internship

APPLICATION DUE DATE: Rolling

REQUIRED DEGREE:

CONTACT: Cariel Klein, internship@doubleedgetheatre.org

HOW TO APPLY: Please send a resume and cover letter to internship@doubleedgetheatre.org