Directing Internship Programme

Posted Monday 03 Aug 2015

Auckland Theatre Company invites applications for the inaugural directing internship programme The Engine Room (2016).

The intensive six month paid internship, commencing in January 2016, is a unique opportunity for two motivated individuals to work with Auckland Theatre Company and partner organisations, New Zealand Opera and Fortune Theatre (Dunedin) in a customised development programme.

"We are keen to work with directors at a turning point in their career who are determined to develop their capacity to direct main-stage productions," says Auckland Theatre Company Associate Director, Lynne Cardy.

"I'm interested in artists with an absolute passion for storytelling, backed by a solid level of skill, an extremely high work ethic and an openness to absorb and contribute to the opportunities surrounding them," adds Fortune Theatre Artistic Director, Lara McGregor.

The programme is designed to provide opportunities to learn about all aspects of the director's craft whilst working within Auckland Theatre Company's creative development team.

Each intern will have the opportunity to be an integral part of the process of staging a main-bill theatre production; from early design meetings, through rehearsals and up to opening night. During this time they will work closely with a senior director, attend production meetings and have opportunities for networking with industry professionals and their peers. Each intern will also have the opportunity to direct a Literary, Youth or Community project with Auckland Theatre Company and to work on other projects with NZO and Fortune Theatre where appropriate.

Deadline for applications: 5pm Friday 21 August 2015

Interviews for short-listed candidates: Saturday 19 September.

Announcement of successful candidates: by 28 September.

Available only to New Zealand citizens and permanent residents.