Theatre Internships

TNP’s internship program provides students with practical, real-world experience

The Naples Players is searching for motivated, confident, and creative young theatre artists to fill the various internship programs offered throughout the year: Spring, Summer, Fall, and Full Season. Interns will work closely with the professional full-time staff members in mounting the productions available during the time of the program. Qualified inters may also have the opportunity to assistant design sets, costumes, lights, or sound.

Unlike most programs around the country, housing located within walking distance to the theatre and scenic downtown Naples, as well as a weekly stipend, are provided. Because of the unique qualities of the program, participation is highly competitive – with nearly 300 applicants every year.

Production Intern Requirements:

  • Minimum 18 years of age
  • Full-time, part time, or recent graduate from a college or university
  • Majoring or minoring in Theatre or Theatre Education, or applicable degree
  • Minimum of 1 semester under Theatre degree
  • Basic Knowledge in area of interest

Junior Intern Requirements:

  • 14 to 18 years of age
  • Enrolled in High School
  • Participated in a Middle School, High School, or equivalent theatre program
  • Interest and a willingness to learn and engage in technical theatre

To apply for a Production Internship or a Junior Internship, please submit a PDF copy of your Resume and Cover Letter to:

Cole Butcher
Internship Program Coordinator

Please ensure that your letter specifies which department and which program you’d like to be considered.

Internship Departments

Department Head: James Duggan (Box Office Manager)

Available: Full Season Only

Box Office Interns will work the full season to gain a better understanding of TNP’s box office procedures.

Department Head: Craig Price (Education Director)

Available: Summer Only

The education intern will work as the assistant to the KidzAct Director, learning the administrative side of the KidzAct Program.

Department Heads: Dot Auchmoody (Resident Costume Designer), Mary Wallace (Costume Shop Supervisor), & Mary Anne McKerrow (KidzAct Costume Designer)

Available: Summer Only

The costume shop intern will be responsible for the creation of costume for TNP and KidzAct, through building, buying, or renting. Interns will work closely with the department heads and lead volunteers either in the shop, or costuming them for each production.

Department Heads: Bryce Alexander (Artistic Director) & Jessica Walck (Associate Artistic Director)

Available: Fall, Spring

The directing interns will work alongside either the Artistic Director or the Associate AD to conceptualize and assistant direct one of the Tobye shows in The Naples Players’ season.

Department Heads: Craig Walck (Resident Lighting Designer) & Bradley Van Houten (Resident Master Electrician)

Available: Summer Only

The lighting intern will assist with designing, hanging, focusing, and programing TNP and KidzAct show during the course of their program. Interns will work one-on-one with the department heads to create the shows and maintain the current lighting stock.

Department Head: Patrice Shields (Marketing Director)

Available: Full Season Only

Marketing Interns will work the full season to gain a better understanding of TNP’s marketing practices by assisting in the community communications, office duties, and creation of all marketing products.

Department Head: Jessica Walck (Prop Liaison)

Available: Full Season

The prop intern will assist in pulling, building, buying, or renting rehearsal and performance props needed for TNP shows. Interns will work with the department head and volunteers in creating, maintaining, and cataloguing the current stock.

Department Heads: Mike Santos (Technical Director) & Chase Lilienthal (Asst. Technical Director)

Available: Spring, Summer

The scene shop intern will be responsible for helping draft, construct, and paint all TNP and KidzAct shows during the course of the program. Interns will work closely with the department heads and lead volunteers to mount each production.

Department Head: Bradley Van Houten (Resident Sound Designer)

Available: Summer, Full Season

The sound intern will assist with designing, engineering, and mixing TNP shows and KidzAct musicals. Interns will work one-on-one with the department head to create the shows and maintain the current sound stock.

Department Head: Cole Butcher (Production Stage Manager)

Available: Summer, Full Season

Stage Managers will work with the Production Stage Manager to oversee each individual production of the TNP season from concept to close. SM interns will also be a part of the audition process and participate in administrative duties.

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