Employment

Many technical positions available. Please email angelo@theatrelab.org to inquire about roles.

Winter 2019

Stage Manager —Creating a Role (Adult class)
Costume Designer - Creating a Role
Stage Manager —Creating a Musical Role (Adult class)

 

Summer 2019 - Teens

Technical Theatre Internship for Teens – Ages 14-19

 

Summer 2019 - College and beyond

Stage Manager —Musical Theatre Institute for Teens
Assistant Technical Director —Musical Theatre Institute for Teens
Production Management Internship —Musical Theatre Institute for Teens
Technical Direction Internship —Summer Acting Camp for Kids (Tweens)
Sound Reinforcement for the Live Theater Internship —Musical Theatre Institute for Teens
Costume and Wardrobe Internship —Musical Theatre Institute for Teens
Stage Management Internship —Musical Theatre Institute for Teens
Costume Designer —Summer Acting Camp  (SAIT)
Costume Designer —Summer Acting Camp  (Tweens)

 

Stage Manager —Creating a Role (Adult class)

Jan 15 - Apr 6 (Performances Apr 4-6 at 7:30pm and Apr 6 at 2:00pm)
Evenings and weekends
Stipend
Candidate with interest in pursuing career in stage management will work with Production Manager in operations and maintenance of theatrical environment and production for our adult drama class, Creating a Role. The Theatre Lab is DC’s largest educational theater with over 2,300 students and $103,000 in scholarships last year. Applicant must be willing to work in all aspects of theatrical production, including: sound, lighting, scenic transitions, and cuing.
Email cover letter and resume to Angelo Merenda: angelo@theatrelab.org. No phone calls please.

 

Costume Designer - Creating a Role

Feb-Apr (Performances Apr 4-6)
Stipend
The Theatre Lab is seeking a Costume Designer for its adult class drama production this spring. Candidate will design and build show wardrobe, in consultation with Faculty Director. Show preparation schedules are flexible, but some hours are required for show week. You will need to be available for Viewing Rehearsal as determined by the Faculty Director, Tech rehearsal the Tuesday before performance, Dress Rehearsal the Wednesday before performance, 4 performances, evenings Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, and a matinee on Saturday, with STRIKE (or load-out) Saturday night after the show.
Please apply with resume and portfolio by email to angelo@theatrelab.org. No phone calls please.

 

Stage Manager —Creating a Musical Role (Adult class)

April 20 - May 11 (Performances May 2-4, May 9-11 at 7:30pm)
Evenings and weekends
Stipend
Candidate with interest in pursuing career in stage management will work with Production Manager in operations and maintenance of theatrical environment and production for the musical Sideshow. The Theatre Lab is DC’s largest educational theater with over 2,300 students and $103,000 in scholarships last year. Applicant must be willing to work in all aspects of theatrical production, including: sound, lighting, scenic transitions, and cuing.
Email cover letter and resume to Angelo Merenda: angelo@theatrelab.org. No phone calls please.

 

Technical Theatre Internship for Teens – Ages 14-19

Length Session 1: June 24-July 16 (except July 4th)
Length Session 2: July 22-Aug 13
Hours: 9:00AM - 12:00PM (Monday through Friday)
Cost: FREE
Location: The Theatre Lab, 733 8th Street NW, Washington, DC 20001

Join us all summer long as we explore the technical aspects of theatrical production! Students will receive training in lights, sound, costumes, stage management, carpentry, and the ever-important lesson of safety. Teens from across the DMV will be supervised by our team of area-professionals and college interns as we support Theatre Lab’s award-winning youth productions, including two full-length musicals performed by the Musical Theater Institute for Teens. You will have a chance to show your creativity as we work on design concepts for production and understanding the director’s vision, or simply the opportunity work Show Tech Crew for one of our productions.

You may apply for any or all of the following:

  • Technical Theater Internship I meets Monday through Friday, June 24th-July 16th (except July 4th).
  • Technical Theater Internship II meets Monday through Friday, July 22nd-August 13th.
  • Production week for the teen musical runs July 15th-July 20th for our World Premiere of Alex in Wonderland (evenings and weekends).
  • Production week for the teen musical runs August 12th-August 17th for second musical (evenings and weekends).

By interning at The Theatre Lab, high school students can earn Service Learning Hours or fulfill school Volunteer Requirements.

To apply, email angelo@theatrelab.org with your name, contact info, and a brief history or your experience and interests. No phone calls, please.
 

Stage Manager —Musical Theatre Institute for Teens

June - August
Daytime rehearsals: Monday-Friday, 11am-5pm
Stipend
Show schedule: Evenings and weekends (dress rehearsals run daytime and evenings July 17-July 18 and August 14-15 and performances run July 18-20 and August 15-17)
Candidate with interest in pursuing career in theatrical stage management will work with Program Director and Stage Manager in rehearsals and performances of two summer musicals for youth. The Theatre Lab's Musical Theatre Institute for Teens is one of the area's most recognized youth training programs. Applicant must be willing to work daytime rehearsals for two different four week programs and then evenings and weekends for two shows giving line notes, recording blocking, building and tracking props, and setting up rehearsals.
Email cover letter and resume to Angelo Merenda: angelo@theatrelab.org. No phone calls please.

 

Assistant Technical Director —Musical Theatre Institute for Teens

June 24-August 17 (no camp 7/4)
M-F, 8:30am-12pm
Stipend
Candidate with interest in pursuing career in technical theater will work with Technical Director in operations and maintenance of theatrical environment and student learning. The Theatre Lab's Musical Theatre Institute for Teens is one of the area's most recognized youth training programs. Ideal applicant will have a background in working with youth and strong carpentry and power tool experience. ATD will supervise teens and work with Technical Director to support our summer productions.
Email cover letter and resume to Angelo Merenda: angelo@theatrelab.org. No phone calls please.

 

Production Management Internship —Musical Theatre Institute for Teens

June 24-August 17 (no camp 7/4), M-F, 9am-1pm
Travel Stipend
Candidate with interest in pursuing career in technical theater will work with Technical Director in operations and maintenance of theatrical environment and production management of four summer musicals for youth. The Theatre Lab's Musical Theatre Institute for Teens is one of the area's most recognized youth training programs. Applicant must be willing to work in all aspects of theatrical production, including: sound, lighting, basic carpentry, scenic design, and stage management. Must have valid driver’s license.
Email cover letter and resume to Angelo Merenda: angelo@theatrelab.org. No phone calls please.

 

Technical Direction Internship —Summer Acting Camp for Kids (Tweens)

July -August, Part-time Weekdays
Monthly Stipend
Candidate with interest in pursuing career in technical theater will work with Technical Director in operations and maintenance of theatrical environment and production management of one summer junior musical and one original devised drama for youth. The Theatre Lab's Summer Acting Camp for Kids is one of the area's most recognized youth training programs. Applicant must be willing to work in all aspects of theatrical production, including: sound, lighting, basic carpentry, scenic design, and stage management to realize a one-act length musical for teens. Must have valid driver’s license.
Email cover letter and resume to Angelo Merenda: angelo@theatrelab.org. No phone calls please.

 

Sound Reinforcement for the Live Theater Internship —Musical Theatre Institute for Teens

July - August, Show schedule, evenings and weekends
Travel Stipend
Candidate with interest in pursuing career in sound engineering will work with Technical Director in design and operation of theatrical sound system for two summer musicals for youth. The Theatre Lab's Musical Theatre Institute for Teens is one of the area's most recognized youth training programs. Applicant will receive training under experienced engineer, but must be familiar with pro sound consoles. Hours include evenings and weekends for two show weeks and some advance set-up.
Email cover letter and resume to Angelo Merenda: angelo@theatrelab.org. No phone calls please.

 

Costume and Wardrobe Internship —Musical Theatre Institute for Teens

July -August, Costumes construction - flexible hours
Show schedule, evenings and weekends
Travel Stipend
Candidate with interest in pursuing career in theatrical costuming will work with Technical Director and Costume Designer in construction and execution of design for two summer musicals for youth and support for three small productions. The Theatre Lab's Musical Theatre Institute for Teens is one of the area's most recognized youth training programs. Applicant must be willing to work evenings and weekends for two shows (about 40 hours each show) and some flexible construction and repair hours as needed.
Email cover letter and resume to Angelo Merenda: angelo@theatrelab.org. No phone calls please.

 

Stage Management Internship —Musical Theatre Institute for Teens

June 24 -August 17
Daytime rehearsals: Monday-Friday, 11am-5pm
Show schedule: Evenings and weekends (dress rehearsals run daytime and evenings July 17-July 18 and August 14-15 and performances run July 18-20 and August 15-17)
Candidate with interest in pursuing career in theatrical stage management will work with Program Director and Stage Manager in rehearsals and performances of two summer musicals for youth. The Theatre Lab's Musical Theatre Institute for Teens is one of the area's most recognized youth training programs. Applicant must be willing to work daytime rehearsals for two different four week programs and then evenings and weekends for two shows giving line notes, recording blocking, building and tracking props, and setting up rehearsals.
Email cover letter and resume to Angelo Merenda: angelo@theatrelab.org. No phone calls please.

 

Costume Designer —Summer Acting Camp  (SAIT)

July -August, Show schedule, evenings and weekends (Performance 8/16)
Stipend
The Theatre Lab is seeking a costume designer to work for our Summer Institutes for Teens program. Designer will work with director from our Summer Acting Institute to design and build costumes for a an original drama devised by the class. Students perform one invited Dress Rehearsal and one performance at the end of the four week program performing at a professional venue in DC.
Email cover letter and resume to Angelo Merenda: angelo@theatrelab.org. No phone calls please.

 

Costume Designer —Summer Acting Camp  (Tweens)

July -August, Show schedule, evenings and weekends (Performances 7/19, 8/16)
Monthly Stipend
The Theatre Lab is seeking a costume designer to work for our Summer Acting Camp for Kids program. Designer will work with directors from our Grand Finales programs to design and build costumes for a junior musical and an original drama devised by the class. This middle school-aged class performs one invited Dress Rehearsal and one performance at the end of each four week program at the Washington Stage Guild.
Email cover letter and resume to Angelo Merenda: angelo@theatrelab.org. No phone calls please.