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Why Intern?

Resume Credit
Taproot Theatre Company is under a Special Appearance Agreement with the Actors Equity Association and is recognized regionally for excellence, high production values and quality theater. Taproot interns have gone on to work at such theatres as Seattle Repertory Theater, Seattle Children’s Theater and ACT. Interns have come from New York, Illinois, Texas and Florida to work with Taproot’s staff and on productions.

Showcase Performance
Summer interns are invited to participate in the Intern Showcase Performance on Taproot’s main stage!  This optional project is a great opportunity to showcase your skills, in acting or tech.  In addition to your intern hours, please plan to spend 8 evening hours per week for 4 weeks, and 15-20 hours for the final week, culminating with a live performance on TTC’s stage, which will be attended by one of Taproot’s Artistic Staff. (approx 52 total hours)
The showcase is directed by former Taproot intern and the current Director of Outreach Nathan Jeffrey

Valuable Hands on Experience
You will learn by doing rather than watching. You will have many opportunities to get your hands dirty trying as many things as you like from painting to working backstage, to marketing, even if it is outside of the original parameters of your internship. We provide a safe environment to expand your skills in areas you might never have tried.

Access to Acting Classes and Workshops
Taproot Theatre Company hosts an Acting Studio for adults and children. During your internship, you will have the opportunity to participate in one class free of charge.

Complimentary Tickets to Plays
During your internship, you will receive four complimentary tickets for every Taproot Mainstage show. In addition, other theatres in town frequently give out complimentary tickets to their shows. Their offers get hung up in the main office copy room. Keep an eye out for these notices and take advantage of seeing quality theatre for free!

Continued Involvement with Taproot
Taproot Theatre Company values people as a great resource and often will employ former interns in positions appropriate to their talents, training, and availability. While there is never a guarantee of employment following an internship, Taproot’s interns have had a reputation of staying involved with the company long after their internship has finished. Read intern success stories.







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