Delaware Shakespeare offers summer internships for high school actors who are interested in learning more about Shakespeare and being a part of a wonderful Delaware summer tradition. This is an incredible opportunity to be a part of our Summer Festival, getting an inside view of a professional theatre company working on one of the greatest plays ever written.
High school interns serve as Wandering Bards, entertaining audience members during the pre-show picnic period with Shakespeare sonnets and improv-based Shakespeare games.
Interns also get the opportunity to meet and learn about the journeys of our professional artists during three meet & greets, and develop mentor relationships with members of the college apprentice company.
All high school interns are asked to:
- Attend 4-5 rehearsals to prepare their Shakespeare sonnets and create improv-based Shakespeare games
- Perform as a Wandering Bard at least twice a week during each of the three weeks of the summer festival
- Volunteer at least one other night each week during the summer festival (usher, children’s activity tent, selling raffle tickets, etc.)
- Assist in promotional activities
To Be Considered
Deadline for applications to be submitted is May 10, 2023. In-person auditions will be held on Saturday, May 13 from 10am-12noon. Auditions will be held at the OperaDelaware Studios in Wilmington, DE.
If you cannot make the in-person audition, please also send a video audition consisting of a 1-2 minute Shakespeare monologue (preferably via a YouTube or Vimeo link).