This is a full-time, wholly immersive program that assists aspiring theater practitioners and administrators in transitioning from academic theatre to professional theatre. Participants receive practical learning experiences, engage in independent and collective projects, and work entry-level positions in various administrative and production departments.

All applications will go through preliminary review to determine final candidates. Final candidates will undergo a further in-depth interview with the appropriate department head.

The average work week is 6 days, 48-52 hours, often working holidays (as audiences are typically large on holidays), not allowing time or energy for side jobs.

The compensation package includes:

  • Furnished housing. No more than 4 intern to a 2/1 utilities included apartment.
  • $55 weekly stipend.
  • Two comp tickets to each Manatee Players or DraMature production.
  • Professional development, and networking opportunities through a number of community based partners (i.e. Chamber of Commerce, MYP-Manatee Young Professionals, Realize Bradenton)

To be eligible for consideration, applicants must:

  • Be at least 18 years old.
  • Have appropriate academic and/or professional experience.
  • Be able to commit to a minimum of a one semester program.
  • Be able to relocate to Bradenton, Florida.
  • Submit a thoroughly and thoughtfully completed application.

Internship Application Form (PDF)

Employment Application Form (PDF)

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