Looking for a few good summer interns!

February 4, 2013


Technical Production Internship – Illusion Theater

Company Description:

Illusion Theater was founded in 1974 and presents its season on the 8th floor of the Hennepin Center for the Arts in downtown Minneapolis. Since the beginning, Producing Directors Michael Robins and Bonnie Morris have led Illusion Theater in illuminating the myths and realities of our times and in using the power of theater to catalyze personal and social change. In thirty-eight years, Illusion has generated over 500 plays, developed thousands of artists, and created ground-breaking educational works. Plays developed at Illusion have been produced in theaters throughout the world. Illusion’s work has catalyzed conversations and has led to transformations in policy, in organizations, in students, and in individuals.

A Technical Production internship at the Illusion Theater provides students with experience working in a professional theater, helping them develop both the technical skills and standard practices crucial for working within the entertainment industry.

An internship in a professional theater is a valuable supplement to experiences within an academic program, providing exposure to “real-world” viewpoints that may be lost within the realm of educational theater. Illusion Theater works to ensure students receive this valuable training within a supervised, nurturing environment, taking care to challenge students throughout the experience within the framework of a supportive environment while preparing them for professional work.

The Illusion Theater places strong emphasis on craftsmanship, creative problem solving, and collaborative thinking.

Technical Production Interns will work alongside professional staff throughout Illusion’s summer season (mid-June through early August), working on shows produced by the Illusion Theater. Interns will be offered a variety of experiences, depending on the needs of individual shows, including stage management, scenic construction, properties, lighting, sound, and costumes. While interns are expected to work in all areas, it is possible to shape an internship, giving special focus to the interests of an individual intern.

Qualified interns will have strong verbal and written communication skills, excellent time management abilities, and a strong work ethic. Interns are typically college students or recent graduates, though exceptional high school students are also accepted.

Interns work approximately 20-30 hours per week, including evening and weekend hours for running shows.

This is an unpaid internship. A Metro Transit Monthly Pass and complimentary tickets to 2013 Fresh Ink productions are provided.

For additional information, please email tech@illusiontheater.org.

Opportunities are also available within Illusion’s administrative structure. For more about administrative internships, please email info@illusiontheater.org.

To Apply send cover letter, resume, and three professional references by March 15 to:

Dylan Wright

Production Manager


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