Friday, May 17, 2013

A Noise Within offers acting internships


20-Week Acting Internships and
15-Week Production and Theatre Management Internships
Begin in August

Application Deadline Is July 19, 2013

A Noise Within (ANW), the highly regarded classical repertory theatre company, announces acting, production and theatre management internships for the fall season.  The program, which begins August 5, 2013, is open to all aspiring professional artists but geared toward actors looking for classical training to jumpstart a professional career or to prepare for graduate work in theatre.

Acting Interns perform, understudy, and crew during ANW’s fall season as they simultaneously undergo more than 90+ hours of intensive acting and technical training with ANW’s famed resident artists and teachers.  Each acting intern is cast in a supporting role in one or more plays during the repertory season.  Course topics include acting Shakespeare, speech, textual analysis and scansion, and scene study with the 20-week internship culminating in a scene performance night with an invited audience of industry professionals.  Past ANW interns have held leading roles in subsequent productions by A Noise Within and have gone on to work at such venues as San Diego's Old Globe Theatre, Mark Taper Forum, Ahmanson, South Coast Repertory, Pasadena Playhouse, Colorado Shakespeare Festival, Berkeley Repertory, American Conservatory Theatre and many others.

Production and Theatre Management Interns participate in a 15-week program featuring one-on-one partnerships with ANW’s acclaimed directors, designers and creative artists in costume design, directing, lighting design, props, set design, sound, stage management or theatre administration. Past interns have been subsequently been accepted to graduate programs at New York University Tisch School of the Arts and California Institute of the Arts, among other schools.

A Noise Within, led by Producing Artistic Directors Geoff Elliott and Julia Rodriguez-Elliott, is the only year-round classical repertory company in Southern California and one of only a handful in the entire country dedicated solely to producing classical dramatic literature in the repertory tradition of rotating productions with a resident company of professional artists.  It has been lauded by critics as a “premiere classical theatre company,” and an "outstanding ensemble" whose "vibrantly theatrical" "brilliant productions" are "freshly imagined," "exceptional," "invigorating," "riveting," "brilliantly atmospheric," “inspired,” and “masterfully crafted.”  Founded 22 years ago, ANW quickly established itself as one of the region’s key theatre companies, attracting fiercely loyal audiences and consistently high praise from the media for its productions and as a key force in arts education.  The company has presented more than 140 plays from the classics of world literature, each season producing works from authors ranging from Shakespeare and Molière to Ibsen, O’Neill and Shaw to Miller and Williams.

The application deadline is July 19.  Acting Interns pay a $550 class tuition fee.  A limited number of scholarships are available.  Admission to the Acting Internship program is by audition; admission to the Production Internship program is by interview and portfolio/resume review.  Applicants may apply online at  Acting applicants must submit a headshot, acting resume and a $50.00 application fee, which is applied towards tuition upon acceptance.  There is no application fee for production or theatre management internships.  For more information, please call 626-356-3104.

A NOISE WITHIN is located on the corner of Foothill Boulevard and Sierra Madre Villa Avenue at 3352 East Foothill Blvd., Pasadena, CA  91107.

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