Hattiloo’s Internship provides an environment that empowers tomorrow’s theater professionals to develop in their chosen field. By incorporating our interns into the work of Hattiloo in a deep, vital and mutually beneficial way, we help to foster thriving, passionate colleagues in the theater community. Please note that these internships are full time, full season opportunities for post graduate candidates.

All interns receive a weekly stipend of $175 - $250 (depending on experience level). A limited number of interns are eligible for shared local housing. It is possible for some interns to obtain employment within the theater for additional compensation. The normal duties of the internship must be completed before extra work can be taken on.

Internships typically run from early July through late-June. Hattiloo will cover travel expense to and from Memphis, TN.


Hattiloo’s Internship program is for experienced acting students (typically, graduates of BFA or MFA programs) who are seeking opportunities to perform, use and strengthen their craft, and acquire new strengths in an environment that believes in supporting artists as they build professional careers. Interns audition and are cast and/or understudy in productions, and may also tour that brings the experience of live theatre to school age audiences through on-site performances and programs.

Responsibilities for this position include support of the master electrician during light hang, focus, and strike of all productions; and performing general equipment maintenance. Potential opportunities to hone programming skills are available. Applicant should be detail-oriented and personable, with the ability to work effectively with many different personalities. Electrics experience required, as well as comfort with heights on ladders and catwalks. Familiarity programming light boards, Clearcom, and QLab a plus.

The paints internship affords professional scenic painting experience through working on productions. Work opportunities include varying types of scenic treatments for both realistic and abstract sets. Applicants must have painting experience, be detail oriented, and able to successfully complete projects independently. Color mixing and foam carving knowledge and experience is preferred. Ability to work from designer drawings, work on ladders, lift 50 lbs., and valid driver’s license required.

The carpentry internship affords professional set construction experience through working on our productions. Work opportunities include wood construction, metalwork, rigging, and automation. Applicants must have carpentry experience, be organized, detail oriented, and able to successfully complete projects independently. Ability to build from designer and shop drawings, lift 75 lbs., and valid driver’s license required.


Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays: 7:30p
Saturday Matinees: 2p
Sunday Matinees 3p
No late seating. Plays run 4 - 5 weeks.

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