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2020 Assistant Technical Director (ATD) Fellow
The ATD Fellow is responsible for assisting the Technical Director (TD) with budgeting each production, processing receipts, communicating with designers, creating technical build drawings, working in the shop with the IATSE Head Carpenter, and Assistant Carpenter, Load-in and Load-outs onstage, run crew positions, as well as, assisting the TD with maintaining expense budgets, communicating closely with designers and design assistants. The ATD will help with all carpentry/scenic related functions to ensure that productions come in on-time and on-budget. This position requires regular evening and weekend work in conjunction with WCP’s performance calendar. This position is excellent for an up and coming Technical Director who is interested in gaining quality experience in an AEA / IATSE professional theatrical environment.

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2020 ATD Fellow Dates: February 24 – November 23, 2020

Compensation: $275 per week, plus up to $60 per month in travel reimbursement. 

To apply: Please email resume to with subject line "ATD Fellow"

Westport Country Playhouse is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to creating a diverse company.

2020 Woodward Internship Information

Westport Country Playhouse is home to one of the nation’s preeminent theater internship programs. The training of emerging professionals in the theater has formed a vital part of our mission since our program began in 1946.  Each year, production and theater administration interns are given the opportunity to work directly with senior staff and gain crucial on-the-job experience in a vibrant and innovative theater. Weekly Intern Seminars feature a variety of guest speakers, including Playhouse staff members, visiting designers and artists, commercial producers, and more.

Applicants must have completed at least two years of college and be able to demonstrate a commitment to their chosen fields.

2020 Internship Dates: May 25 through August 10, 2020.

The application deadline has passed and all 2020 Woodward Internship positions have been filled.

Westport Country Playhouse is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to creating a diverse company.

2020 Production Internships

Stage Management (2 positions available)

Assist Stage Managers in all aspects of their work, including attendance at production meetings, rehearsals and technical rehearsals. Rehearsals may be held in both New York City and Westport. Experience in Stage Management required.

Company Management

Assist the Company Manager with actor, director and other artist travel arrangements; opening night party preparation; and manage Playhouse archive records.  Strong problem-solving and communication skills, along with a good sense of humor and warm personality are crucial to attend to the needs and requirements of our artists.  Additionally, the company management intern must have excellent driving skills and be comfortable driving large vehicles.

Scenic Painting/Props

The Scenic Painting and Properties intern will assist the scenic artist with all paint elements related to the productions and well as assist the Prop Master in finding, building and modifying practical elements on stage with work in carpentry, sculpting, metalwork, sewing, and upholstery.


Assist the Wardrobe Supervisor with costume maintenance and alterations; work as Dresser for mainstage productions.

All production interns will be asked to work run crew as needed.  Prior significant, hands-on experience in multiple production areas required.

2020 Administrative Internships

Assist with planning and implementation of seasonal marketing materials (print and digital), social media content, budgeting, opening night events, and audience cultivation events. Strong computer skills are required, including working knowledge of Adobe Creative Cloud (Photoshop, InDesign) and Microsoft Office. Event planning, customer service, and video editing (Adobe Premiere Pro) experience preferred.


The Development Intern serves as assistant to the development department, which encompasses special events and working with major donors. The Development Intern assists all aspects of the development department, including planning and implementation of donor cultivation events and other fundraising activities, research individual and institutional donor prospects, gift entry and database administration, and assists with administrative functions and maintaining fundraising data for the organization. Strong writing and interpersonal skills, an understanding of relational databases, and proficiency in Microsoft Office are required. This position includes regular weekend and evening work.

Front of House

The Front of House intern will aid our House and Events Manager in preparing and maintaining the front of house for all events and will serve as an assistant House Manager. Additionally, the FOH intern will help the Box Office Supervisor with box office duties including: selling tickets, ticket exchanges, and season subscription processing.

How To Apply:
We are no longer accepting applications as all 2020 Woodward Internship positions have been filled. 

The Playhouse Provides:

·        $200 weekly stipend

·        Monthly travel reimbursement to cover gas or public transportation costs

·        Off-site housing (intern responsible for transportation to and from the Playhouse)

·        College credit and EMC candidate points available when applicable