The Variety Theatre internship program provides the opportunity for an inclusive group of St. Louis teenagers to work side-by-side with some of the community’s top theatre professionals. Serving as an assistant in their department, the interns get hands-on experience in the theatrical production process from start to finish. The chance to attend production meetings, rehearsals, design meetings, and assist in the process of teching and mounting the show allows students to learn a specific technical theatre skill in a professional environment.
Internships are offered each year in the following production fields: Producer, Director, Choreographer, Musical Director, Production Manager, Stage Manager, Scenic Designer, Lighting Designer, Sound Designer, Costume Designer, Hair/Wig Designer, Makeup Designer, and Prop Design/Carpentry. See below for a brief description of each of these fields. Those marked with an asterisk (*) below are still available for the 2021 production. For more detailed explanations about each of the intern positions, read the 2021 VT Intern Packet.
Please note that we are following all safety guidelines necessary to keep our cast and crew safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. We are officially ArtSafe certified and will be holding any meetings via virtual platforms for the foreseeable future.
If you have any questions or would like any further information regarding our internships, please contact Company Manager Joy Addler.
Interested in applying for the 2021 internship program? Click here to download the 2021 Variety Theatre Internship application. Once completed, please submit it to Joy via email, or send it to our office at:
c/o Variety the Children’s Charity of St. Louis
11840 Westline Industrial Drive
Maryland Heights, MO 63146