Directing Internship

The Directing Internship is the unique, entry-level training program for young directors at WTF. Each Directing Intern assists a renowned professional director on one of the Festival’s productions.

Each Directing Intern also direct members of the Apprentice Company in projects presented at the Festival; these projects focus primarily on the process of working with actors as opposed to the full production process itself. Directing Interns are generally recent graduates from undergraduate theater programs and have solid experience both directing their peers and assisting seasoned professionals. Directing Interns are responsible for their own daily living expenses and pay a fee for housing on the Williams College campus.

How to Apply

To apply for a directing internship, please assemble the following:

  1. A cover letter indicating that you are applying for a Directing Internship
  2. Your current resume with your address, phone number, and e-mail address
  3. Two letters of recommendation from people assessing your qualifications and potential as a director. Please include these recommendations with the rest of the submission, if possible.
  4. Propose two 10-minute projects you would like to direct at Williamstown. We are interested in seeing what kind of work intrigues you as a director as well as selecting the right material for our company. Please describe fully why these play/projects matter to you and your ideas on directing them.

A few things to keep in mind:

  • You will be given a small cast from our Apprentice Company. Please review the description of this program to learn more about who they are and what they do.
  • The performances take place in our Directing Studio which has a deep thrust stage.
  • You have very limited technical resources.
  • These series typically happen late at night after a long day for everyone working at the festival. Keep that in mind and select material with the most effective tone, style, and dramatic movement for this audience.
  • We are interested in stories from unique voices and encourage projects that are inclusive and diverse.

Applicants must have completed undergraduate studies by June 2017, and should have some industry experience in addition to their schooling.

The deadline to apply is March 1, 2017. Applications are reviewed in March and interviews are held in March or April.

Send all materials to:
Williamstown Theatre Festival
Directing Internships
229 West 42nd Street, Suite 801
New York, NY 10036

 

Directing Assistantship

The WTF Directing Assistantship is one of the premiere intermediate-level training programs for individuals who have chosen a career in directing. Directing Assistants assist a renowned professional director on one of the Festival’s productions and also direct members of the Non-Equity Company in two projects presented at the Festival.

Directing Assistants are generally graduate students in directing and/or have had significant experience as directing and assistant directing. Directing Assistants are responsible for their own daily living expenses and pay a fee for housing on the Williams College campus.

In the upcoming 2017 season, the Bill Foeller Fellowship will be utilized to provide a full scholarship including a stipend for living expenses to an emerging director of color in the Directing Assistant corps. In order to be considered for the scholarship, please indicate your intent on your application cover letter.

How to Apply:

To apply for a directing assistantship, please submit the following:

  1. A cover letter indicating that you are applying for a Directing Assistantship
  2. Your current resume with address, phone number, and e-mail address.
  3. Two letters of recommendation from people assessing your qualifications and potential as a director. Please include these recommendations with the rest of the submission, if possible.
  4. Propose two one-act projects you would like to direct at Williamstown. We are interested in seeing what kind of work intrigues you as a director as well as selecting the right material for our company. Please describe fully why these play/projects matter to you and your ideas on directing them.

A few things to keep in mind:

  • Each project should be under an hour.
  • We encourage one of these projects to be an unpublished play. You should have an active relationship with the playwright.
  • You will cast from our Non-Equity Company. Please review the description of this program to learn more about who they are and what they do.
  • The performances take place in our Directing Studio which has a deep thrust stage.
  • You have limited technical resources. Your design team will work mostly with stock furniture and costumes.
  • These series typically happen late at night after a long day for everyone working at the festival. Keep that in mind and select material with the most effective tone, style and, dramatic movement for this audience.
  • We are interested in stories from unique voices and encourage projects that are inclusive and diverse.

The deadline to apply is February 1, 2017. Applications are reviewed in March and interviews are held in March or April.

Send all materials to:
Williamstown Theatre Festival
Directing Assistantships
229 West 42nd Street, Suite 801
New York, NY 10036

 

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