CTG | August Wilson In-School Residency Intern

Central Theatre Group

Los Angeles, CA

Department: Education & Community Partnerships
Reports to: Traci Kwon, Director of Arts Education Initiatives
Work Schedule: Nov. 28, 2016 to May 26, 2017; three week break from Dec. 19 to Jan. 6; 12 hours/week, Fridays + one additional day
Compensation: School credit or $1,500

Internship Overview:

August WiI son was one of the greatest playwrights  of the twentieth century, and his ten-play Century Cycle is a singular achievement in the American theatre. Each of the plays chronicles black American life through every decade of the 2oth century. Individually, the plays in Wilson's cycle are among the most acclaimed American dramas of the last quarter century; taken all together they are unlike anything that has ever been attempted, much less achieved, in the American theatre. 

CTG's August Wilson Program is comprised  of two parts: 1) the August Wilson Monologue Competition and 2) the August Wilson In-School Residency Program. The August Wilson Monologue  Competition is designed to provide intensive learning opportunities for students to study and practice the craft of acting, specifically through monologue performances. The In-School Residency Program provides an in-depth study ofthis significant playwright, providing opportunities for students to learn about Wilson, his work and inspirations, and discover their own creative voices. These two programs come together in an annual regional presentation as AWMC students perform their monologues  for the students from the residency schools and other invited guests at the Mark Taper Forum.

The August Wilson In-School Residency Intern will gain an overview of the Education & Community Partnerships department at CTG and learn the administrative and teaching practices around planning, design, implementation, documentation and evaluation of the August Wilson In-School Residency Program.

Primary Duties:

  • Commit consistently to a 23-week internship for 12 hours per week (Nov. 28, 2016 to May 26, 2017, with a three week break from Dec. 19 to jan. 6; meet regularly with supervisor.
  • Work all August Wilson Program events, including select Saturdays and evenings.
  • Observe and engage in the August Wilson In-school Residency Program, regularly conducting site visits and completing lesson observation forms.
  • Help plan, coordinate and implement the August Wilson In-School Residency classrooms' field trip to the regional finals.
  • Engage in research and data management as directed by supervisor.
  • Assist with tracking and documenting student and teacher assessment components.
  • Participate in events and programs run by the Education & Community Partnerships department.

Requirements and Desired Qualities:

Applicant  must be a current undergraduate  and must  have some knowledge of or interest in education, teaching artistry, theatre, social or community work, andfor project/organizational management.  Applicant must be self-motivated, computer  literate, smart and flexible with

interest or knowledge of theatre and for working with youth. Prior knowledge of August Wilson is a plus. Applicant must be willing to receive a performance evaluation and complete an evaluation of the program. APPLICANT MUST HAVE ACCESS TO A CAR (mileage will be reimbursed).

Diversity Requirement:

The Center Theatre Group August Wilson In-School Residency Internship is intended specifically for an outstanding undergraduate student who is a member of a group currently underrepresented  in theatre education careers. Students of color and men are encouraged to apply. Center Theater Group seeks to provide diverse emerging professionals  with hands-on theatre education and management experience in an effort to promote  diversity in the arts. If you have questions about eligibility  please do not hesitate to contact Program Coordinator  Kimberly Welch at  [email protected] or 213.972.8031.


Internship is either compensated  with a stipend or taken for course credit from a college or university. Please indicate your preference on the CTG Internship Application. If taken for credit, the intern should register in the spring semester. Parking or a Metro  pass will be provided for all interns. This internship does not include medical benefits. Intern will have access to staff complimentary tickets to shows at the three theatres as they are available.

To Apply:

Applicants must submit  the standard CTG Internship  Application, available online at www.CenterTheatreGroup.org/lnternships or in hard copy by calling (213) 972-8031. In addition,  all applicants must submit  a work resume (not an acting or design resume) and a cover letter addressing why you are interested in this internship, what you hope to learn, and why you think you would be a strong candidate for this particular internship. Form letters will not be considered. Submit complete applications  to [email protected] or via mail at 601 W. Temple St., Los Angeles, CA 90012.  

DEADLINE: Applications are due by 5:00pm on October  20, 2016, although an intern may be selected prior to that date.

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