Employment

2015 Production Internships

Production Internships Job Type: Full-Time, Seasonal Application Deadline: February 20, 2015

The Colorado Shakespeare Festival, a professional theatre company in association with the University of Colorado Boulder, is accepting applications for internships in theatrical electrics, sound, stage properties/scenic painting, costumes and stage management for the 2015 summer season.

Come spend the summer in beautiful Boulder, Colorado with one of the United States' most storied Shakespeare Festivals.  Located in the shadows of the famous Flatiron Mountains, the festival has become synonymous with summer in Boulder, along with floating down Boulder Creek and hiking Boulder County's many manicured trails.  Come and join us for our inspired 2015 season.  

Receive university credit for your internship by enrolling in our Shakespeare Practicum course offered through University of Colorado Boulder's Department of Theatre and Dance.

Additional Information:

*Internships are not eligible for compensation, though a small weekly stipend ($150.00) is provided

*Shared accommodations are provided by CSF at no cost to participants during the term of the internship for non-local applicants (to be determined by the Festival)

Dates of Internship: May 18th - August 16th, 2015

Please submit resume with references and cover letter to CSF at: kume5547exc@colorado.edu

No Phone Calls Please

Learning Objectives:

Develop beginning to intermediate skills in theatrical production relative to specialization (Stage Management, Theatrical Electrics, Stage Properties, Theatrical Sound, Costumes)

Practice beginning to intermediate collaboration skills across above specializations

Increase understanding of professional working theatre paradigms

Increase breadth of knowledge of theatrical production

Methods of Learning:

Practical theatrical production under the supervision of professional technicians and managers

Weekly learning seminars and discussion forums with professional production staff, designers, directors, and managers

Internship opportunities:

Receive university credit for your internship by enrolling in our Shakespeare Practicum course offered through University of Colorado Boulder’s Department of Theatre and Dance.

Observe and participate in professional theatrical operations for five (5) Equity productions in repertory on two stages (Mary Rippon Outdoor Theatre & The University Theatre)

Assist in load-ins, electrics hang & focus, sound installations, technical rehearsals, costume fittings and production run crews

Attend weekly pre-performance lectures and talk-backs by distinguished guest lecturers, directors, and designers

2015 Season Auditions

CSF holds auditions each season in Denver and Boulder, Colorado. We are not taking video submissions this year except by invitation.  

Plays being produced in our 2015 season will be announced on October 29. Please visit our homepage after that date.

CSF hires AEA and non-AEA actors on one, two, and three-show contracts.

AUDITION APPOINTMENT
Appointments will be taken starting September 17th, 2014, at 9am.  Please contact Kurt Mehlenbacher, Casting Associate, at kume5547exc@colorado.edu to obtain an audition slot. You do NOT need to send in a copy of your headshot and resume at this time.  You DO need to indicate if you are a member of Actor’s Equity in your email, and please give a range of time that you can be available.  No phone calls please.  DO NOT EMAIL BEFORE 9/17/14, 9am.  Emails received prior to 9am on the 17th will not be considered.

Saturday, October 4th
 DENVER Non-AEA general auditions (9am-5pm, by appointment): Tramway Building, 1101 13th St., Denver, CO, 80204.  2nd Floor

Sunday, October 5th 
DENVER Non-AEA general auditions (9am-5pm, by appointment): Tramway Building, 1101 13th St., Denver, CO, 80204.  2nd Floor

[CANCELLED] Monday, October 6th DENVER AEA general auditions (9am-5pm, by appointment): Tramway Building, 1101 13th St., Denver, CO, 80204.  2nd Floor

Sunday, November 16th 
BOULDER AEA general auditions (9am-5pm, by appointment): University of Colorado Boulder Campus, Carlson Gymnasium 304

Monday, November 17th 
BOULDER AEA general auditions (9am-5pm, by appointment): University of Colorado Boulder Campus, Carlson Gymnasium 304

AUDITION MATERIALS

Please bring with you to the general auditions one copy of your headshot and resume stapled together.  Pease prepare two contrasting classical pieces, no more than two minutes total in length.  At least one piece should be Shakespeare, in verse. 

VIDEO SUBMISSIONS
CSF is not accepting video submissions at this time.

CALLBACKS
Callbacks will be held at the University of Colorado in Boulder on December 6th & 7th, 9am-5pm. Notification of a callback will happen via email (with sides) shortly after November 17th.

The Colorado Shakespeare Festival is an equal opportunity employer and encourages actors of underrepresented groups to audition for our season.

Volunteer and Intern Opportunities

Learn more about volunteering for CSF and our High School work-place experience program. Click here to visit.

2015 Assistant Director Program

The Colorado Shakespeare Festival is dedicated to the career development of emerging directors. The CSF AD Program pairs 3-5 early career directors who’ve shown interest and aptitude toward the production of Shakespearean or similar classic plays, with professional directors each summer season. The AD will be expected to serve in whatever capacity their respective director shall require, while gaining experience and a valuable perspective on the inner-workings of a professional, American Shakespearean rehearsal process, and serve as a valued member of the festival.  AD’s who exhibit particular aptitude and talents during their initial summer production may be considered for future AD, or directing assignments within the festival’s range of programs.  This program is open to all applicants, though CU graduate students in the Department of Theatre and Dance will be given strong consideration. AD assignments are unpaid.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS
Please submit:
-A cover letter describing your interest in the program
-Professional resume exhibiting BA/BFA degree in Theatre, directing experience, any experience with Shakespearean production (acting, design, dramaturgy), contact information for two references, and an electronic portfolio, if available

Assistant Director application materials should be sent to amanda.giguere@colorado.edu. Applications received after January 1, 2015 will not be considered. 

2015 Dramaturgy Program

Graduate students in the Department of Theatre & Dance at CU Boulder are encouraged to apply for dramaturg positions for the CSF summer season (application deadline September 26, 2014). Please contact amanda.giguere@colorado.edu for details. This program is only open to enrolled graduate students at CU Boulder. No external applicants, please.