MSMT’s Educational Fellowship Program provides a unique training ground for early career professionals to bridge the gap between their education and the professional world. The Program has received national recognition and has been featured on PBS and in national and regional publications. As a CORST X music theatre, MSMT attracts the best and brightest casts, crews, and administrators from Broadway, national tours, and regional theatres.
This intensive program gives those with aspirations of a life in the performing arts the chance to work alongside professionals in their field. Participants gain vital insight into the theatre profession and quickly become qualified leaders in their craft.
“It was like nothing else I’d done at the time. Besides learning the ins and outs of backstage life (laundry, set building, strike), I had the chance to work with professional actors, singers, and dancers from New York City. This is why I really wanted to intern at MSMT – to work with people who are currently working where I was planning on working. It raised our game, giving us insight into the entire process of putting up a show.”
– Lindsay Chambers, Former MSMT Performance Intern; Broadway credits: Lysistrata Jones, Hairspray, Legally Blonde
MSMT maintains high artistic and production standards. You will make valuable connections with leading employers in your field, including successful directors, designers choreographers, and performers from across the country, whose credits include Broadway, national tours, and regional theatres.
Your skills and hard work are an integral part of our company. Performance interns are cast in at least three of the four main stage shows, a show concert, the intern produced TYA production and perform as one of the MSMT singers. Technical interns work side by side with professional designers and technicians. In order to encourage more well-rounded artists, all interns are required to work in areas other than that of their expertise in order to gain awareness and appreciation of all the elements of a production.
A variety of seminars shall be given throughout the summer. Some past seminar topics have included: Audition Techniques, Song Interpretation, Resume Preparation, Contract Negotiation, Costumes, Lighting, and Set Design.
MSMT provides free housing at our Intern House. The Intern House is dorm style living, consists of 6 suites, 1 common room and laundry facilities. Four interns share a suite. Each suite is fully furnished and consists of living room with kitchenette, bedroom, and bathroom. For those without cars we have a Van Service to help transport interns between the Intern House, the Theatre facilities, and other work-related functions.
EQUITY MEMBERSHIP CANDIDATE POINTS
Performance, stage management, and stage op’s interns also have the advantage of earning 13 EMC points towards Equity Membership, one point for each week (50 Points must be earned in order to qualify for membership in Actors’ Equity Association). We are one of the few companies that offer EMC points and a stipend! All Performance Interns must join AEA’s EMC Program, if not already in the program.
SUPPORTIVE AND SOCIABLE ATMOSPHERE
Perhaps the most important element of our intern program is our warmhearted environment! You will attend several activities in this scenic coastal New England town, some of which are sponsored by our “Angels” volunteer organization, others by Board members. All the company members are team players, and many return year after year for the incredible shows and camaraderie created here!
Each summer MSMT invites nearly 100 individuals to take part in the program at three phases of career progression:
- Intern (entry level) — Click here for 2017 internships
- Apprentice (advanced level) — Click here for 2017 Apprenticeships
- Journeyperson (senior level) – Click here for 2017 journeyperson openings
2017 FELLOWSHIP DATES: MAY 29 – AUGUST 27, 2017
HOUSING: Provided, with roommates
MEAL PER DIEM: $30/DAY (INT), $40/DAY (AP), $50/DAY (JP)
COLLEGE CREDIT: Check with individual schools
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