D22 Paul Creative Arts Center
30 Academic Way
University of New Hampshire
R.E.A.C.H. (Real Employment And Career Help)
R.E.A.C.H. (Real Employment And Career Help) is designed to provide financial assistance for both current and recently graduated UNH Theatre & Dance students who participate in internships with highly-regarded theatre or dance organizations.
• Theatre and Dance Major
• Minimum of 2.5 Academic GPA
• Minimum of 3.0 Theatre/Dance GPA
• THDA Production involvement
• Level of discipline and integrity, as evidenced in departmental undertakings
• Commitment and dedication to a career in theatre and/or dance
• The professional level of the company.
• The artistic value and scale of the productions the company produced.
• The ability to guide and help student in professional development.
• The ability to bridge professional connection for the student.
Internship opportunities that will be considered for the REACH program:
o LORT theaters, such as Long Wharf Theatre, The Goodman Theatre, Seattle Rep, etc.
o Well established regional theatres, such as Santa Fe Opera, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, etc.
o Well established internship programs in major cities, like Manhattan Theatre Club, Lincoln Center, The Julliard School, Second City, etc.
o Professional production companies, such as Disney, Cirque du Soleil, ETC, PRG, etc.
o An apprenticeship with a company like Mark Morris or Paul Taylor for a summer
o An internship with Broadway Dance Center or Steps in NYC
o An assistant Choreographer for an Equity Theater
Internships that will NOT be considered for the REACH program:
o Theatres within 50 miles of UNH: Prescott Park Festival, Seacoast Rep
o Theatres that do not have full production staff
o Theatres that do not support professional connections
o Mass training programs that do not offer direct involvement with a company
o Graduate programs; assistantships
1. A resume, portfolio or dance reel
2. An acceptance letter from the internship
3. Statement about internship including:
o The value of the internship, including the educational benefit and its potential for future opportunities.
o A general overview of the internship program.
o Length of the internship.
o Expected hours of work.
o Itemized statement of compensation/stipend/housing allowance offered by company.
o Estimated expenses not covered by company offer.
4. Name of a faculty member willing to advocate for you
Timeline for Submissions:
The REACH committee begins reviewing applications starting in mid-March.
For post grads:
For fall internships: The REACH committee begins reviewing applications starting in mid-March.
For spring internships: The REACH committee begins reviewing applications starting early November.
Summer: A total of $3000 of funding support available per academic year
Fall/Spring: A total of $5000 of funding support available per academic year
Examples of Internship Opportunities:
FLORIDA STUDIO THEATRE (Posted 2/4/14)
Florida Studio Theatre (a LORT D five theatre complex in Sarasota, FL) is seeking quality Acting Apprentices for the 2014-15 Season. I am interested in the possibility of hiring recent acting graduates (or student actors that will have graduated before September, 2013) from your department as Acting Apprentices at Florida Studio Theatre. The Apprentice season runs from September 2, 2014-June 2, 2015. The Apprentice Company totals 12 members per season. We are seeking both musical theatre performers and non-musical theatre actors.
The Florida Studio Theatre Acting Apprentice Program offer practical and educational training in a professional Theatre environment. The weekly schedule varies, but will include classes, workshops, rehearsals and performances and each Apprentice will work in other areas of the Theatre as well. Apprentices may also serve on running crews and may earn EMC points by understudying appropriate Mainstage roles. The purpose of the Acting Apprentice program is to help bridge the gap between academic theatre and the professional world and to provide additional training and experience to those individuals who are serious about careers as professional actors.
There is no cost for the program. Apprentices earn a stipend of $75 per week plus FST provides free furnished housing.
Consideration for the Acting Apprentice Company requires an audition. Once a candidate has been invited to apply, that audition requirement can be satisfied by submitting a video audition or by attending auditions in New York, Sarasota and other cities as scheduled.
To be considered for application, interested individuals need only email their photo and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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