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Deadline February 11, 2019


The Des Moines Community Playhouse and Kate Goldman Children's Theatre is looking for summer interns, May 22nd-August 16th. This is an hourly paid position with a maximum of 40 hours per week working with children aged 4-18. The internship consists of assisting with the implementation of Theatre Curriculum for Summer Theatre Day Camps Co-Teach Summer Educational Theatre Classes and Workshops.

Students who wish to apply for a summer education intern position should send a cover letter and resume and include:

  • Academic background
  • Work experience (particularly with children), related skills and interests
  • Reasons for interest in the intern program
  • Three references
  • School and permanent address (home and e-mail) and phone numbers
  • No parent phone calls or emails, please

Please send resumes by February 11th, 2019. Decisions will be made in mid-March. 

For more information or to submit your resume, email Robin Spahr at 


WHEN: Feb. 1st @ 1pm Technician Interviews, 3pm Acting Auditions


WHO: Doug Scholz-Carlson, Artistic Director

SIGN UP: WIKI: Auditions information page

Acting Auditions for both the Professional Company and Apprentice Actor Training Program 

Prepare: 2 pieces each under 2 minutes. One and potentially both should be Shakespeare. If you sing well, Doug would like to hear 32 bars a capella, and if you play an instrument well, either tell Doug that or play a sample. Bring a resume and headshot. Doug will eventually want those resumes electronically; a single 2-page pdf with their photo on page one and resume on page two. The student’s name should be the title of the file.

*Actors: Please send Paul Kalina your headshot and resume in the format that Doug has requested above before the auditions on the 1st.

*Technicians: interviewing technicians interested in technical internships in all areas. Students interested should ask Eric Stone questions about tech internships, and also see Technicians should bring a 1 page resume formatted for their area of interest.

Update:  Cast Lists Now Posted!  Thank you to all who auditioned!


When: Saturday, Dec.1st from 10am to 2pm (additional times will be added if needed)

Where: Room 172 in the Theatre Building
How: Please sign up at the wiki link posted below! Auditions will be done in pairs with readings from the selected shows.

Please sign up for auditions as there are so many opportunities for great roles in these amazing plays!

*Perusal scripts for each play are available at the Theatre Main Office, 107 TB.

If you are interested in being a part of the crew or if you have any questions, please contact Stage Manager Adam Koob,, or Festival Director, Kristy Hartsgrove-Mooers,


Festival Selections

Thank you to everyone who submitted their work to the Ten Minute Play Festival, and congratulations to the winning scripts! 

Festival Plays:
Ellis Wright Goes to Hell by Brigid Martin
The Doolemma by Ashlynn Dale
Toilet World by Nicole Gabrione
Happier by Brad Pickhinke
Just Get on With the Story by Charles Kidd
Three Students: A Beckett Play About Chekhov by Cameron Speta
Assembly by Kaylyn Kluck
Every Seven Years by Sarah Weeks

Reading Series:
Drink or Die by Emmy Palmersheim
Labyrinth by Irene Enlow
(Wo)Man by Jivani Rodriguez
The Stasis And by Eileen Campbell
Wouldn’t You Love to Love Her by Olivia Schneider
Astral Connections by Austin J. Yerington

The 22nd annual Ten-Minute Play Festival will be February 7-10, 2019.

  • Scripts may be submitted beginning Monday, October 22nd until 5:00pm Monday, November 5th. No plays will be accepted after the deadline.

  • Selections will be announced Friday, November 16th.

  • Auditions will be held Saturday and Sunday, December 1st and 2nd.

Submission is open to all undergraduates who will be enrolled BOTH fall and spring semesters.
Plays should be submitted to the Theatre Department Office (107 TB). Please be sure to follow the submission guidelines.

Guidelines are available in the theatre office and on the online callboard.


Submission DeadlineNov. 5, 2018 5:00 PM CST
Selections PostedNov. 17, 2018
Auditions/CallbacksDec. 1-3, 2018
FestivalFeb. 7-10, 2019

See the full guidelines here:

In honor of Nigel, the “world’s loneliest bird”, our team would like to challenge members of the University of Iowa’s Theatre Department to raise consciousness and efforts around our environmental impact in conjunction with our production of K.T. Peterson’s Love BirdThrough October 21st, we challenge you to do the following: 

Recycle (Where should I drop it off?)
Remember Reusable Bags for Shopping
B.Y.O. Mug or Bottle
Choose "Used" When Possible
Waste Less Food

Share your progress on social media by using #LOVEBIRDCHALLENGE. If you do, please note that we may share your post in the lobby at our performances. If you'd prefer to share your progress directly, contact Morgan Grambo. 

Advanced Acting Auditions
For THTR:4144:0001 Acting: Special Topics- Meisner

Saturday October 27th @ 10am 

RM 166


Prepare one contemporary monologue; no longer than one and a half minutes, that you feel best demonstrates your strengths.

If you have auditioned for Advanced Acting previously and been passed on, you do not have to audition again.  If you were not passed on previously, you may audition again.


Prerequisites: Acting II, Theatre Movement, and Voice for the Actor 


NOTE: You must have completed Acting II by the end of the current semester to audition. This means that you can audition if you are currently enrolled in Acting II this fall.


You can be enrolled in either Theatre Movement OR Voice for the Actor concurrently during the semester you enroll in Advanced Acting, so long as you have completed either Theatre Movement OR Voice for the Actor prior enrolling.


*Please sign up for auditions hereAdvanced Acting Auditions for Spring 2020

Tues. Mar. 20th from 9:00-10:30a in *Meet in Theatre Building Lobby  (25 total slots available)

Rinde Eckert will be performing at Hancher on March 21st. On Tuesday, March 20th, he will host a short workshop and a Q&A for our students.

Rinde is an astonishing performing artist – singer, writer, musician, composer, and director. He has led Partnership in the Arts twice. He has established an international performing career that has exploded over the past decade. He is also an alum and a terrific teacher. He will lead a “simple series of exercises in interdisciplinary perception” followed by the Q&A session.

Actors, directors, playwrights, and dramaturgs are strongly encouraged to attend. Participation in the exercises is not mandatory; those who wish to observe the exercise are welcome to attend the workshop.

To Sign Up: Please click here to go to sign up sheet.

Summer Internships Available

Summer Internships at Seattle's Children's Theatre

At Seattle Children's Theatre (SCT), we are proud to be one of the most prominent theatres for young audiences in the United States and the world. Our mission is to provide children of all ages and backgrounds access to professional theatre, with a focus on new works, and theatre education. For many children, we are the first, and sometimes, sole, exposure they have to live theatre.

Intern with Us!

Renowned SCT Education Programs offers over 20 internship positions in the summer to support nearly 200 camps and classes for students ages 3½ -21, and for our Summer Season productions for students grades 4-12.

Being an intern is a rewarding and enriching experience wherein you’ll be fully immersed in the workings of SCT. Previous interns have gone on to work at many professional theatres around the country, including as staff members at SCT, Seattle Theatre Group, Book-It Repertory Theatre, Seattle Repertory Theatre, The 5th Avenue Theatre, Jet City Improv, and The Village Theatre, as well as regionally at theatres such as Arena Stage, Lexington Children’s Theatre, Stages Theatre Company, Metro Theatre Company, The Rose Theatre Omaha, and the Children’s Theatre Company, amongst many others.

Types of Internships Offered:

We have a multitude of exciting internships available, including Teaching, Administrative, Stage Management, Lighting, Sound, Costume, Set, Props, Choreography, and Music Directing. Click below for more information. 

The ideal candidate for these positions will have a minimum of two years of college or demonstrate equivalent experience. SCT is an equal opportunity organization. We value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. We are committed to diversity in all areas of our work and encourage applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, and veteran status. We strongly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups. 

Info: Internships run June – late August for 40+ hours a week; length of internship dependent on position. Professional Development opportunities vary on the internship. Internships are paid a stipend of $200/week, plus compensation for a bus pass or parking. Housing is not provided.

To apply:  Application deadline: 11:59pm PST, February 12, 2019Applications available at We ask that you submit a cover letter, resume and three professional references. Applicants are notified of their status by April 2, 2019.

Email Laura Knote, Associate Director of Education, Drama School, at for more information!


Please find the attached call for interns for a summer internship / residency with Springville Center for the Arts' children's theater program.

Springville Center for the Arts is a growing multi-arts center located in rural Western New York State.  We have hosted college students through this program for almost ten years and we look forward to offering this program again.  For more information, please visit our website at
Please share this application with your students.  Thank you.


Liz Bligh
Springville Center for the Arts, Inc.
PO Box 62 | Springville, NY 14141



My name is James Davis and I am the General Manager of the Clinton Area Showboat Theatre, a professional non-union summerstock in Clinton, Iowa.  We are currently hiring technicians and designers for our 2018 season which includes five mainstage productions and two TYA productions.  In addition to a weekly salary we provide company housing and a wonderful working environment.

Please distribute the attached flier to faculty and students who may be interested in applying for this year's professional company.

Do not hesitate to contact myself or the Artistic Director, Matthew Teague Miller, for more information.  Or visit our website


James K. Davis
General Manager 
Clinton Area Showboat Theatre
Cell: 843-870-9053

Grad Acting Meetings

Please click here to sign up for your time slot.

Graduate Actor End of Semester Meetings

Submissions Now Open

Submissions are now open for the 43rd Annual Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival.

The OOB Festival is an annual celebration of new writing, and we're looking for new short plays to be a part of our week-long festival in New York City in Summer 2018.

Before you submit, visit the OOB Festival website for detailed guidelines.Submissions will close Thursday, December 14 at 11:59pm EST.

Climb Theatre will be on campus holding auditions for their 2018-2019 season on Friday, December 1 from 3-5pm.


The Russian American Foundation is a respected New York based non-profit, with initiatives in the fields of education, culture, and sports.  RAF is looking for mature, responsible, outgoing individuals to work at the Bolshoi Ballet Academy Summer Intensive (BBASI), an internationally acclaimed youth program located on a campus of a prestigious private school in Connecticut ( Staff are required to live on campus and possess sensitivity to/appreciation of other cultures and foreign students.  Following positions are available:   Please note that staff is not allowed to take ballet classes, but will have free time daily to use school's work-out facilities.

JOB DESCRIPTION:  Program Assistant (6/21 – 8/4/18)

Responsible for supervising participants (ages 9 -14yrs), as well as planning and running some extracurricular, non-ballet activities (i.e. - non-contact outdoor games, arts & crafts, etc.).  PAs will work together as a small team of 3-4 and will be reporting to Program’s Coordinating Director.   The program takes place 6 days/week on campus with one day/week dedicated to off-site trips like NYC, family amusement park, etc.

 This position is well suited for candidates with strong academic or career interests in: performing arts, global languages and cultures (especially Russian), sports/dance medicine, and/or child education.


  • Commitment for the whole period with residency on campus.
  • Experience with overseeing children.                       
  • Age 18 or older.



  • $2000 for the period + housing & meals + bonus for exceptional performance of duties
  • 5 days off will be assigned during the period




Please find attached Summer 2018 job postings we thought would be of interest to your students.  We welcome for consideration all students of the performing arts (not only classical ballet) who meet specific job requirements. Please feel free to distribute as you deem appropriate.

Rachel Shafran

Coordinating Director
Bolshoi Ballet Academy Summer Intensive, CT
212.687.6118 ext. 208

I am writing to see if you would be interested in auditioning for the role of “Franco” in Iowa City Community Theatre’s production of “Superior Donuts.”  Please see below for a description of the show.  The actor who played Franco on Broadway was nominated for a Tony!  This is a plumb lead role.  The character is the engine of the show and plays a range of affect including having the gift of delivering many of the show’s funny lines. The show is a drama with funny moments. Official auditions finished this week, so if you are interested in auditioning, please let me know and I can set up a separate time.  Email me at and I would gladly set up a separate time for you.  Thanks for any initial interest you may have!
DONUTS-Iowa City Community Theatre
Arthur Przybyszewski, second generation Chicago Polish, owns a rundown Uptown Chicago donut shop that has been in his family for 60 years.  Franco Wicks, a young black man and Arthur’s only employee, wants to modernize the shop full circle.  This provocative show, set in the skin of a drama with high comedic moments, explores the human experience of embracing the past, exposing our weakest moments, keeping a damn-fine sense of humor about it all, and finding redemption in the least expected relationships. Superior Donuts is a smart, strongly written Tony-nominated play by Tracy Letts, author of “August: Osage County.”  And there’s donuts!
Rehearsals:  November 26-January 18 (Break December 21-January 2)
Shows: January 19-January 28th
Barry A. Schreier, Ph.D, Director
University Counseling Service
Professor of Counseling Psychology
University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA  52242-1100