Internships

Chicago Dramatists has been a creative home, studio, and public workshop for playwrights and theater makers for over 40 years. In order to better curate our many development events and assist in the development of young artists and artistic administrators, Chicago Dramatists has many internship and apprenticeship opportunities.

Interns will be an integral part of the inner-workings of the organization, and will gain first-hand experience in the nitty-gritty details of making an arts-based company run. Interns with interest and experience in playwriting will receive a reading of their own play at Chicago Dramatists. Interns with an acting, dramaturgical, or directing background will have ample opportunity to take a hands-on role in the development of our staged reading series. Interns will also have the opportunity to sit down with each member of Chicago Dramatists’ staff to learn about their perspective on arts administration and new play development. All interns are afforded the chance to audit select classes, free of charge (provided there is room in the chosen class).

Fall 2019 Internships

Marketing Internship

Applicants should be tech and media savvy, driven, strong writers, and have a focus in theater and theater arts. Responsibilities include managing social media accounts, developing copy for release, and developing relationships with fellow companies and organizations with the aim of broadening Chicago Dramatists’ reach and influence. They will be expected to craft social media copy (posts, memes, etc), devise images, and make phone calls as necessary.

Applications for The Fall 2019 Marketing Internship must submit a resumé and cover letter in the form below no later than November 10th at 11:59pm. If you have any questions or curiosities, email ekessler@chicagodramatists.org.

Spring 2020

Marketing Internship

Applicants should be tech and media savvy, driven, strong writers, and have a focus in theater and theater arts. Responsibilities include managing social media accounts, developing copy for release, and developing relationships with fellow companies and organizations with the aim of broadening Chicago Dramatists’ reach and influence. They will be expected to craft social media copy (posts, memes, etc), devise images, and make phone calls as necessary.

Applications for The Spring 2020 Marketing Internship must submit a resumé and cover letter in the form below no later than January 12th at 11:59pm. If you have any questions or curiosities, email ekessler@chicagodramatists.org.

Theatre Management Internship

Applicants should be knowledgeable in planning and organization, willing to work and communicate with other members of the artistic community, and have a focus in theater and theater arts. Responsibilities include assisting in the curation of Chicago Dramatists’ Sunday Night Series Playwrights Aloud, assisting in the scheduling and planning of Chicago Dramatists’ long-running Saturday Series Reading, maintaining the Chicago Dramatists Theatre space, and helping with miscellaneous activities with respect to theatre management. They will be expected to clean, read scripts, answer emails, and assist with Chicago Dramatists events.

Applications for The Spring 2020 Theatre Management Internship must submit a resumé and cover letter in the form below no later than January 12th at 11:59pm. If you have any questions or curiosities, email grust@chicagodramatists.org.

Casting Internship

Applicants should have good organizational skills, willing to work and communicate with other members of the artistic community, and have a focus in theater and theater arts. Responsibilities include assisting in the organization of casting calls, curating a list of actors for use in our longest running program Saturday Series, and connecting actors for use in class showcases. They will be expected to organize headshots and resumés as they’re sent in, keeping a comprehensive list of artistic associates, assisting with providing actors for various readings.

Applications for The Spring 2020 Theatre Management Internship must submit a resumé and cover letter in the form below no later than January 12th at 11:59pm. If you have any questions or curiosities, email csmith@chicagodramatists.org.