Apprenticeships & Internships
NEW PARTNERSHIP & OFFERINGS THIS YEAR!
This is an especially exciting year for SSC as we will begin our partnership with Skidmore College through which we are able to offer college credit and housing options for those who are interested. There are four ways to be a part of SSC this summer. You can be a(n):
- Apprentice: primarily focused on acting and rehearsing full-time with the professional company. You must audition for the show to be considered for this.
- Performance & Technical Intern: working both in a performance and technical capacity.
- Technical Intern: working on set, props, sound, costumes, stage management, and/or running crew.
- Administrative Intern: assisting the day-to-day operations, marketing, social media and house managing.
- 4-5 week commitment: tentatively July1-August 1
- 2 weeks build & rehearsal period, followed by 12 performances on our permanent stage in Congress Park and then a couple of days of strike
- Interns work days with professional tech staff to build sets & costumes
- Apprentices will rehearse days and evenings with the professional company.
- Interns rehearse evenings with professional company in performance roles
- Interns serve as running crew, sound technicians, assistant stage managers while performing roles for the show
- Interns and apprentices break down sound, costumes & some set elements following each performance.
- Over the course of the month, classes are offered to the interns and apprentices. Past classes have included Stage Combat, Stage Dialects, Master Acting class (with AEA members), Shakespeare’s Verse, and The Business: Agents & Auditions, etc.
Interns and Apprentices have the following options:
- Receive transferable college credit for work & classes through Skidmore College (single-course tuition costs apply). See below for specific information.
- New this year! Housing available at Skidmore College for those opting for college credit.
- Join E.M.C. (Equity Membership Candidacy) & earn points toward your Equity card
- Take all classes offered by the company
- Option your area of work preference in technical areas
- Audition for a performance role or be cast as assigned
College Credit Information (should you choose to opt for college credit):
- 3 credit course – either TH304 or TH305: $2055 Tuition
- Skidmore housing: $203 per week
- Skidmore Food plan: 10 meal plan – $80 week; 14 meal plan – $115 per week
College Course Description
Special Studies in Acting
3 credits, Lawrence Opitz (Theater Department Chair of Skidmore and Artistic Director of SSC)
Students will train with and perform with The Saratoga Shakespeare Company, a professional theater with an Actors’ Equity contract. Students will be cast in roles in a production and will rehearse for a two-week period and then perform in the production for twelve performances over two weeks. Training will involve techniques in Shakespearean acting, stage movement and combat, vocal work and career preparation. Students are eligible to join the Actors’ Equity EMC (Equity Membership Candidate) program and will accrue four points towards Equity membership. Permission of the instructor is required.
(Not open to Pre-College students.)
Special Studies in Design, Technical Theater, Stage Management, or Administration
3 credits, Lawrence Opitz (Theatre Department Chair of Skidmore and Artistic Director of SSC)
Students will be involved in various aspects of production and/or arts management with The Saratoga Shakespeare Company, a professional theater with an Actors’ Equity contract. Students will have a variety of opportunities to train and work in the areas of scenic construction, sound reinforcement, stage management, costume construction, arts management, and career development throughout the two-week rehearsal period and the two-week performance period. Permission of the instructor is required. (Not open to Pre-College students.)
If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to email firstname.lastname@example.org or call at 646-228-6460.
INTERNS HAVE THE OPTION TO EARN EQUITY MEMBERSHIP CANDIDACY POINTS, RECEIVE COLLEGE CREDIT, AND TAKE PERFORMANCE AND PRODUCTION CLASSES WITH COMPANY MEMBERS