June through August, 2023
Door Shakespeare is accepting submissions for our 2023 Intern Cohort!
- Door Shakespeare runs two shows in alternating repertory.
- The 2023 season includes William Shakespeare’s As You Like It, and The Old Man and the Old Moon, with book, music, and lyrics by PigPen Theatre Company.
- Shows run Monday through Saturday: weekdays at 7:30 and Saturdays at 5:00. Sunday is the company day off.
The 2023 Intern Cohort seeks candidates for three internship tracks
- Arts Administration
- Primary responsibilities & opportunities include office operations work (indoor), patron assistance (indoor & outdoor), and company management (indoor & outdoor).
- Primary responsibilities & opportunities include backstage production work in the repertory season (outdoor), assisting company designers or stage management in the production process (indoor & outdoor), assisting in production tasks during seasonal and daily set-up and tear-down (indoor & outdoor).
- Primary responsibilities & opportunities include onstage performance in at least one mainstage title (outdoor), understudying a second mainstage title (outdoor), assisting in production tasks during seasonal and daily set-up and tear-down (indoor & outdoor).
- While Door Shakespeare seeks to specialize the experience of each cohort member, there are potential overlaps in responsibilities and learning experiences between tracks. An Arts Administration Intern, for example, may hold understudy responsibilities if desirable, and a production/acting internship includes set up and clean up responsibilities during the rehearsal and performance period. We welcome hybrid skill sets not listed above: acting candidates with technical theatre skills, for example, are highly encouraged to apply.
Our prep week begins May 22. First rehearsal is May 29. First preview is June 28. We open June 30. We close on August 26. Strike is August 27. Interns are an essential piece of Door Shakespeare’s work, so candidate availability across the season is essential.
Compensation & Benefits
- A weekly stipend of $250.
- Company provided housing.
- Assigned mentorship relationships within and beyond the company.
- Additional enrichment and training opportunities to help you meet your individual goals.
- Door Shakespeare performs outdoors on a wooden stage abutting Lake Michigan in Björklunden, Baileys Harbor, Wisconsin. The company is invested in safety and accessibility for all performers, but work days will involve outdoor rehearsal and performance in fluctuating temperature and weather conditions.
- While Door County is a tourist destination known for its natural beauty, it does not have public transportation. During the 2023, interns need to arrange their own transportation to, and within, Door County.
- Door Shakespeare is a COVID-19 vaccinated workplace.
If you are available for these dates, interested in the work, have your own transportation, and the funds fit into your budget, then we would love to hear from you.
Arts Administration and Production/Technical candidates
- Send a resume accompanied by an email highlighting your specific interests to firstname.lastname@example.org by February 15.
- The company is interested in diverse skills as well as past experiences. Please highlight competence with & training in technical theatre or production skills within your introductory email.
Production/Acting internship candidates
- Send a headshot, resume, and video submission to email@example.com by February 6.
- Please include one or two speeches (at least one by Shakespeare), and a song if applicable.
- Please submit your audition as a link to a YouTube video. In that video, please slate with your name, current age, academic institution, and the names of your pieces.
- If this technology is an obstacle to submission, then please contact Door Shakespeare. We are invested in helping you to show your work.
- This season will include onstage acoustic music and songs. We are particularly interested in hearing folk and acoustic songs, although a musical theater piece is also welcome.
- 16-32 bars.
- If you are able to self-accompany on a portable instrument, then please do so. We also welcome you to show your aptitude with 16-32 bars played on as many instruments as you choose.
- We are particularly interested in strong character choices based in truth, with clarity of language and text. We are looking for range.
- The monologues do not have to be long: approximately one minute each would suffice, Please do not go over two minutes for one monologue or three minutes for two.
- If you submit only one monologue, please make sure it is by Shakespeare or in a similar verse style.
- 14-20 lines of Shakespeare is generally plenty of space to show your verse-speaking ability.
Door Shakespeare will view every submission. You will be contacted if we believe that your work may be a fit for the company this summer. Submissions will be kept on file for future opportunities unless you wish not to be considered for future productions.
Thank you for your interest in Door Shakespeare!