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Actor Training Intern Program 2018

Interns can participate in professional Shakespearean theatre

Marin Shakespeare Company’s Intern Program is an opportunity to study and perform as a part of a professional summer theatre company.

The program includes six weeks of classes in skills such as: Shakespearean Acting, Audition/Business of Acting, and Stage Combat. Classes vary each summer and are taught by members of the professional company including Artistic Director Robert Currier. In addition, Interns have numerous opportunities to perform, work backstage, and teach.

Classes: June 12 – July 27, Tuesdays – Fridays from 1:00 to 5:00 pm
Rehearsals: Additional evenings and weekends through August 17.

Interns will be offered ensemble casting and/or production assignments in one or  more mainstage play and may gain Equity Membership Candidate (EMC) points. Interns should expect ensemble casting in Pericles. In addition, based on availability and interest, Interns may perform their own version of a Shakespeare play on Saturday, August 18. Your casting and production assignments will depend on your available dates, as well as the needs of each production. For Interns who wish to gain experience teaching Shakespeare to youth, there are opportunities to assist at summer Shakespeare camps for youth.

An audition in person or by video is strongly recommended to assure yourself the best possible casting opportunity. We generally accept 8 to 12 Intern students each summer. Some schools have programs which allow interns to be paid or gain credit through their college or university for work done in conjunction with the Intern Program.

Housing is not provided; however in the past we have been able to provide housing as a portion of a scholarship award to one or more Interns per summer. San Rafael is very close to San Francisco and any of the surrounding counties (Sonoma, San Francisco, Contra Costa) are just a short drive to San Rafael.

The fee for the Intern Program is $950, which does not include housing, transportation or personal expenses. Please see the scholarship information attached.

The EMC, or Equity Membership Candidacy program, is offered by Actor’s Equity Association. Interns may join the EMC program if they accept a casting or production assignment. EMC members gain points, or weeks, towards eligibility to join Actor’s Equity Association.

To apply, call us at 415/499-4487 for an application or download the application here: Acting Intern Application 2018

Click here to pay the $50 application fee using a credit card.

We are still accepting applications for the 2018 Acting Intern program.

Technical Intern ProgramYoung Company actress

Are you a high school student or young adult interested in the technical side of theatre? Join our Technical Intern program. Attend hands-on classes in Set Design and Construction, Lighting, Prop Design, Scenic Art, Stage Management and/or House Management. Tech Interns will be paid a small stipend, and are expected to complete at least 60 hours of instruction and production assisting over the course of the summer. For more information contact

To apply, call us at 415/499-4487 for an application
or download the application here: Tech Intern Application 2018

Workshops with Shakespeare Masters 

Director Robert Currier

Artistic Director Robert Currier
Artistic Director Robert Currier has offered Shakespeare workshops through Dominican University of California’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, College of Marin, and the Fromm Institute. For information on upcoming workshops, please call 415/499-4485 or email

Master Classes with Rob Clare

Clare NEWRob is a renowned international director, scholar and master-teacher  whose freelance credits include the Royal Shakespeare Company, The UK National Theatre, Chicago’s renowned Steppenwolf Theatre, and India’s National School of Drama.

Learn tips and tools for approaching acting Shakespeare from one of the best.

Past Workshops have also been given by Barry Kraft, long-time Oregon Shakespeare Festival actor, dramaturg and gadfly and Marin Shakespeare actor.

Barry Kraft

For more information, call 415/499-4487.