Production Internships at DOUBLE EDGE THEATRE

PERIOD OF INTERNSHIP/EMPLOYMENT: 

Four to six months minimum, variable dates, with potential for further employment opportunity

PAY TYPE:
Housing and stipend

OPPORTUNITY TYPE: 
Paid Internship

JOB STATUS:
Full time

LOCATION:
Double Edge Theatre,
Ashfield, MA 01330

APPLICATION DUE DATE:
Rolling

 

ABOUT ARTIST/ORG/BUSINESS:

DOUBLE EDGE THEATRE, an artist-owned organization, was founded in 1982 by Stacy Klein. The ensemble applies vigorous physical training and the principle of an artist’s autonomy to create work intimately woven with the community. In 1994, Double Edge moved from Boston to a 105-acre former dairy farm in rural Ashfield, MA, to create a sustainable artistic home. In 1996 Argentine actor, puppeteer Carlos Uriona joined DE and wove into the ensemble his community-based street theatre. Today, the Farm has become an International Center of Living Culture, including performance, international touring and artist collaboration, year-round theatre training, conversations, convenings, greening and farming initiatives, and a popular indoor-outdoor traveling spectacle which takes place alongside the hills, pastures, river, and gardens of the Center. Double Edge Theatre is committed to art justice and equity for all people in the workplace and, aligned with its current scholarship, programs encourages applications from Native American, African American and Latinx communities.

INTERNSHIP DESCRIPTION:

The intern will work in a dynamic, challenging and rewarding artistic environment. Double Edge (DE) is a collaborative environment where interns will be able to focus on their interests and strengths and can also expect to work outside their chosen area of technical expertise. DE offers a fast-paced and exciting learning environment culminating in the annual DE Summer Spectacle performances on the Farm (June-mid Aug). 
The intern will have an opportunity to work under the guidance of the vastly experienced Technical Director, Visual Artists/Designers, Lighting Designer, Rigger and Set and Costume Designers. The intern is expected to bring energy and enthusiasm and be open to challenging tasks. He/She/They will work as part of a cohesive team and also on individual projects. 

Potential learning areas include:

  • Basic metal work and welding
  • Safety in the work place
  • Aerial rigging for theatre and circus
  • Teamwork
  • Community building and collaboration
  • Carpentry and set building
  • Puppet and mask making
  • Costume building and design
  • Theatrical and architectural lighting installation and design

HOW TO APPLY:

Send an email with a resume attached.

Full Contact information:
Contact Name(s):      Cariel Klein
Title:                           Associate Producer
Physical Address:     948 Conway Rd, Ashfield, MA, 01330
Phone number:        (413) 628-0277
Email Address:         internship@doubleedgetheatre.org