The B Street Theatre Intern Company is an intensive 10-month program that immerses young actors in every aspect of professional theatre. Interns are recent college graduates seeking their first post-college, professional theatre experience. The intern experience provides talented young people with their first real “break” in the world of professional performing arts.
Acting classes focus on monologues, scene work as well as instruction in improvisation for the actor. Up to three classes per week are scheduled with B Street Acting Company members and Associate Artists.
Each intern will receive instruction in the art of the monologue. Interns will learn a minimum of twenty-five monologues, performing each of them before a live audience on a weekly basis.
Acting interns will have the opportunity to audition for approximately 15 professional productions. Interns appear regularly in all three series offered at the Theatre, which includes B Street Mainstage, B3 Series and Family Series productions. Interns have played prominent roles in recent productions of Doubt, Rabbit Hole, Make Someone Happy and Escanaba in Da Moonlight. Acting interns have also been featured in numerous Family Series productions. Interns also act in one of three School Tour productions throughout the year.
This internship allows for up to two directing interns to work as assistant directors as well as the opportunity to direct one or two professional productions. This intern will work very closely with the Producing Artistic Director and Artistic Associate.
Technical Theatre Internship
The Technical Theatre Internship program gives young set designers and stage managers an opportunity to work and design at the professional level. Working under the tutelage of B Street Theatre’s Artistic Director, Associate Producer and Technical Director, interns will design sets, lights, costumes and sound for B Street productions, and receive full professional credit for each design. During their flexible, paid internships, they will design and build sets specifically tailored to each intern.
Development & Administrative Internship
The Development and Administrative Internship program gives one young professional the opportunity to work behind the scenes of a nonprofit theatre. Working under the Development Director, Capital Campaign Associate, and School Offices the intern will gain experience in marketing, fund development, donor relations, event planning, billing, basic nonprofit finance, community relations, working with a board of directors, and basic box office functions. At the end of tenure the intern should possess a wide variety of highly marketable skills that are prized in the arts community.
The B Street Theatre provides subsidized housing. All intern housing units are within walking distance to the theatre. Theatre patrons have also donated several bicycles for the use of the intern company.
The entire intern company will participate in one or two showcases a year. These performances have played to full capacity houses for the past few years. Past performances have included The Laramie Project, Dearly Departed and several new works.
Interns will be given guidance on such topics as headshots and resumes; approaching and dealing with agents, managers, and producers, and how to survive the business.
Equity memberships will be offered upon completion of the eight month acting internship.
In exchange for training and professional performing experience, interns provide the company with much needed assistance in the areas of administration as well as back and front of house operations. Interns are provided with a weekly stipend and housing.
How to apply: Auditions and interviews are held at the annual Southeastern Theatre Conference. Information at www.setc.org Or you may mail a headshot or design portfolio and resume to Producing Artistic Director Buck Busfield at 2711 B Street, Sacramento, CA 95816. No phone calls please.