Intern Company

Join the 2021 SF Shakes Intern Company!

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Are you looking to launch your professional theatre career AND serve your community? SF Shakes is looking for motivated, professionally-oriented students and young people to join our summer intern company.

SF Shakes internships are open to anyone who is 16-25 years old and/or a current student. As of 2021, our interns will be paid to perform a variety of tasks in support of our summer programs. Interns will work an average of 20 hours/week and will be paid $16.50/hour.

Performance Interns: 2 interns
  • Performance interns play supporting ensemble roles in the Free Shakespeare production of Pericles and understudy professional actors. The production will begin as a virtual, on-line production and possibly move outdoors in person as it becomes safe to do so.
  • Performance interns should be available June-Sept 2021. Some conflicts may be permitted on a case-by-case basis, also depending on whether the production moves outdoors.
  • IF the production moves outdoors, assist with set-up and tear-down before and after every performance, and assist with load-ins and strikes as the production moves to different locations. All interns may also be asked to participate in hospitality or publicity events. (All hours are paid.)
  • Mentored by the directors of Free Shakes and Resident Artists of the company.
  • NOTE: Video audition required for this position. Please submit a 1-minute Shakespeare monologue.

Performance Internship Application

Production and Stage Management Interns: 2 interns
  • Assist the Production Manager, Equity Production Stage Manager, and Deck Manager during rehearsals and backstage during virtual and in-person performances.
  • Responsibilities include taking blocking notes, being on book during rehearsals, standing in for missing actors, setting props, set-up and tear-down before and after every in-person performance or film shoot, assisting with cues and backstage business, and assisting with load-ins and strikes as the production moves to different locations. All interns may also be asked to participate in hospitality or publicity events. (All hours are paid.)
  • Mentored by Production Manager Pratiksha Shah, Equity Production Stage Manager Karen Schleifer and non-Equity Deck Manager.
  • Production and Stage Management interns should be available June-Sept 2021. Some conflicts may be permitted on a case-by-case basis, also depending on whether the production moves outdoors.

Production and Stage Management Internship Application

Technical Intern: 1 intern
  • Responsibilities include assisting the Technical Director with technical aspects of the production (both virtual and in-person), set-up and tear-down before and after every in-person performance or film shoot, and load-ins and strikes as the production moves to different locations.
  • Mentored by Technical Director Neal Ormond, as well as designers.
  • Must be available for training in June, rehearsals and performances, June-Sept 2021. Some exceptions can be made – please let us know your conflicts.

Technical Internship Application

Literary Intern: 1 intern
  • Assist Free Shakespeare director(s) and dramaturge with research and program notes.
  • Assist cast in rehearsal with text notes, research, time period details, etc. Provide program content.
  • Assist with social media promotion of the production, including blog posts, Twitter and Facebook posts, etc.
  • Mentored by Artistic Director Rebecca J. Ennals and Communications Specialist Edmund Campos.
  • Must be available in May for pre-production discussions and research and for all rehearsals June-July. Possible extension to work in engagement and hospitality.

Literary Internship Application