EDUCATION & OUTREACH

INTERNSHIPS

Hudson Theatre Works is working with Weehawken High School to provide internship programs on the technical side of the theatrical experience. The goals of our program are to provide interns with valuable insight into various career paths, facilitate opportunities to make professional contacts, and equip our interns with marketable skills for future academic programs and employment opportunities in theatre. Our program provides hands-on experience in theatre production. We will be offering 2 production internships and 2 stage management internships. A Hudson Theatre Works intern will gain experience through hands-on involvement in stage managing, lighting and set design and by participating in various day-to-day operations, such as greeting visitors and assisting with various administrative duties.

 

HUDSON THEATRE WORKS’ MENTORSHIP

Each Hudson Theatre Work intern will be paired with a professional mentor. The mentorship program is intended to help develop relationship-building skills and foster professional relationships that will last beyond your time at HTW. The interns will have the opportunity to learn alongside experienced theatre professionals in technical direction, lighting, costumes, and sound and video. The interns will have the opportunity to see a production from the design inception through to the realization of the production on stage. They will also be interacting with, and learning from, directors, designers and stage managers. The ideal applicant should possess a strong desire to pursue a career in theatre and the arts. Interns will gain valuable firsthand experience by observing and assisting in the mounting of a Hudson Theatre Works production.

 

STAGE MANAGEMENT

Stage management interns support stage management staff during pre-production and all rehearsals, previews, and performances. Hours will include evenings and weekends. The Stage Management/Production Internship provides a unique opportunity to learn all aspects of the work of Actors Equity Association (AEA) stage managers. This position reports to the Resident Stage Manager, and works closely with the Technical Director and other production staff. The Intern acts as one of the Assistant Stage Managers during performances, and is responsible for part of the backstage show operations. LIGHTING Through the lighting internship, the intern works backstage with theatre professionals during the season. Responsibilities for this position include support of the master electrician during light hang, focus, and strike of all productions; and performing general equipment maintenance. Potential opportunities to hone programming skills are available. Applicant should be detail-oriented and personable, with the ability to work effectively with many different personalities.

 
ACTING & DRAMA CLASSES

Coming Spring 2023!