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Logan Ellis

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« on: June 08, 2018, 02:17:07 PM »

Theatre Battery 2018 Summer Internships

Theatre Battery of Kent, WA is now seeking applicants for the 2018 Summer Internship program. High School and College students in the South King County area are invited to apply by June 18th, 2018.

Company Mission: THEATRE BATTERY produces experimental plays for the suburban community of Kent, Washington. We aim to nurture our audience's understanding of the connection between theatre and relevant social issues through the presentation of contemporary works in nontraditional settings. As Kent's only source of theatre operating outside of an educational institution, Theatre Battery tasks local artists to create socially testing and unapologetic work that ignites the community.

Program Mission: To train young prospective theatre makers growing within the high school and community college programs of South King County so that they can go on to work professionally at Theatre Battery and other organizations, develop leadership, community engagement, customer service, artistic process, and construction skills, and provide a fulfilling summer experience building a new play at the professional level.

Ideal Applicants: High School and College students in the Puget Sound area, with special preference to South King County students. The program is ideal for students interested to learn about theatre, event planning, and non-profit management. Individuals who have completed at least their sophomore year in high school are preferred, but exceptions can be made for outstanding applicants. No specific experience or GPA is required, but applicants should demonstrate maturity, work ethic, and professionalism through their written materials and interview. Theatre Battery is committed to hiring and advancing people from diverse backgrounds, races, ethnicities, religions, national origins, gender identities and expressions, sexual orientations, socio-economic classes, and disabilities.

Program Structure: For 2018, all Summer Interns will contribute to the Mainstage Workshop Production of #nowall by Benjamin Benne, SLEEP IS FOR THE WEAK V: A 24-Hour Play Festival, and the Battery Powered Series of Staged Readings. Each selected Summer Intern will be provided a set of production assignments built around their specific interests and needs. Though it is possible to focus in one production area, it is recommended that participants experience multiple departments within the organization.

Available assignments include:

-Assistant to the Artistic Director
-Assistant Scenic/Props Design and Construction
-Assistant Costume Design and Construction
-House and Box Office management
-Sound/Light Board operations
-Stage Run Crew and Backstage Management
-Assistant Directing
-Assistant Dramaturgy

Dates: Summer Interns will be invited to begin pre-production work on July 1st, with rehearsal tasks starting July 24th and performance tasks starting on August 16th. The production will close by September 8th. Exact dates of work subject to availability.

Hours: 10 - 20 hours per week

Stipend Compensation: $300 for the full summer, or $100 per month worked

To Apply: Email with "Summer Internship" in the subject line, and attach a cover letter that discusses your interest in theatre, Theatre Battery, and the specific elements of production that you would like to work on. Select applicants will be invited to interview with the production team, either in person or over Skype. Feel free to email us with questions prior to applying -- we are happy to provide more information and consult with you.

Application Deadline: Monday, June 18th, 2018 @ Midnight

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