Guthrie Theater
  • 04-Jan-2013 to 19-Jan-2013 (CST)
  • Production
  • Minneapolis, MN, USA
  • Unpaid
  • Internship

The Guthrie is a not-for-profit theater and our internships are not paid; however, interns receive other valuable perks such as industry contacts, professional development opportunities, complimentary Guthrie tickets, invitations to meet and greets, staff meetings and more.

The Dramaturgy/Literary internship at the Guthrie Theater offers the opportunity to observe and work in the field of literary management and dramaturgical research, script analysis and production support. It also provides an opportunity to participate in myriad activities associated with the functioning of a dramaturgy/literary department of a professional theater.
The intern should have good writing and communication skills, a strong background in literature (especially drama) and experience in research. Candidates should also have a special interest in the process of transforming a written play into theatrical production. Foreign language skills are an asset, and word processing skills and basic computer competence are highly desirable. Seeking students who are upper level undergraduates (junior or senior), in a graduate program, or who have graduated within 3 years fromt he start of the internship.
Interns work as assistants to production dramaturgs and in the literary department in general. The duties of each intern vary, but a general list of potential tasks includes: conducting library and archival research; dramatic text analysis, editing and compiling different editions of a script; assisting in the writing, editing and proofreading of programs, study guides and other publications; reading and reporting on new scripts; at times observing rehearsals; participating in educational programs and conferences; and performing general administrative and clerical tasks, such as copying and organizing materials.
A commitment of six months is needed, with an average of 20 hours of work per week (more during rehearsal weeks). Currently seeking Literary Interns who are available March - December 2013. Please include two writing samples (of no more than two pages each) along with your application.

This position has been closed and is no longer available.
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