Become a High School Intern

WHO: Livermore Shakespeare Festival is seeking High School Interns!


WHAT: Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest: A Trivial Comedy for Serious People and/or William Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale

To be considered an official intern, the student must be available for approximately 12 hours per week, (3 rehearsals or work calls each week) though some of that time can be concentrated on tech and opening weeks, and interns do not have to work in all areas. Some interns may choose to participate to a greater degree if summer work and family vacations allow for it. Future actors and directors can request time in the rehearsal room. Future designers, production managers, and technicians can concentrate more of their time in production. Acting interns can audition for small roles in the productions, but only if they are available for all technical, dress and performance dates for the show.

The internships are volunteer (unpaid) positions. Interns gain work experience in professional theater assisting with set & stage load in and strike, crew positions, production assistants in rehearsal, and assisting with some marketing such as handing out flyers at Farmer’s Market or putting up posters downtown. Front of house duties can include ushering, customer service, or selling raffle tickets. The diligent intern can get a peek at all areas of professional theater.


WHERE: Rehearsals are indoors for the most part, at the Bothwell Arts Center or on the grounds of Portola Elementary in Livermore. Performances and tech are outdoors at the beautiful Wente Estate Vineyard, 5565 Tesla Road, Livermore.


WHEN: Start date is May 30th, though students can begin their internship after school ends. The internship ends Tuesday July 31st. (Performances end July 29th. The last two days are for strike and clean-up. Interns are required for at least the first day of strike, Monday, July 30th.)

Performances Dates @ Wente Vineyards:
The Importance of Being Earnest – directed by Domenique Lozano
June 28, 29, 30, July 1, 6, 7, 8, 13, 15
The Winter’s Tale – directed by Lisa A. Tromovitch
July 12, 14, 19, 20, 21, 22, 26, 27, 28, 29
All performances are Thursday thru Sunday, evenings, outdoors. (no matinees)


HOW: An intern interview and meeting will be held at The Old Theatre Mall, 2222 Second Street, 2nd floor, Suite 20. Email Lisa Tromovitch via to make an appointment. Parental consent is required. The festival cannot offer transportation.

Bring a brief resume with 2 references (teachers, volunteer supervisors). Actors please bring a monologue – does not have to be memorized.

Students can instead choose to be in the Volunteer Core to be involved less than 12 hours per week. They will be invited to specific events, for specific tasks. Not weekly.

PHOTO BY Gregg Le Blanc,
Deborah Lagin, Wenona Truong, and Maya Sritharan in The Tempest, 2016.
Directed by Lisa A. Tromovitch.
Costumes by Jonathan Singer.