Interning at Livermore Shakespeare Festival

Livermore Shakespeare Festival proudly worked with 4 Acting Apprentices, 2 Costume Apprentices, 1 Stage Manager and one Peggy Riley Apprentice as well as 6 high school interns during our successful 2017 season.

PAID Summer APPRENTICESHIPS at Livermore Shakespeare Festival 2018

Who:   Livermore Shakespeare Festival, Livermore, California, is seeking current and recently graduated college students for paid Apprenticeships in Acting, Stage Management, Production Management, and Producing/Management.

What: Apprentices commit to 30-50 hours a week with the outdoor Livermore Shakespeare Festival. Full apprentices receive compensation during the summer apprenticeship. Some housing in the homes of donors and board members is also available. Acting Apprentices perform in one or both shows, in the “library show” that tours libraries and fairs, understudy, and assist in other areas such as production including setting up for rehearsals and with promotional events. Management Apprentices serve as ASMs, Production, Box Office or Front of House Managers or assistant managers, and help out in other areas as needed. Load-in and Strike are required for all apprentices. Some crew positions are available. The diligent apprentice can learn about all areas of professional theater. To be considered, the student must be available for approximately 30 – 50 hours per week, though the longer weeks will be concentrated on tech and opening. Apprentices do not have to work in all areas. Once both shows are open there will be 3 days off each week, Monday – Wednesday to explore San Francisco.

Where: Rehearsals are indoors in downtown Livermore. Performances and tech are outdoors at Wente Vineyards Estate, 5565 Tesla Road, Livermore.

When: Start date: Wednesday, May 30, 2018 with a half-week of orientation and training, though some students can begin after school ends. End Date: July 31st, 2018.

How: An interview or meeting will be held with the producer. Live or video auditions for acting apprentices. Preference is given to students 21 and over, with a car and valid drivers license. The festival cannot offer transportation. Accepting applications now. Selection is on-going.

Students may receive college credit for their participation through University of the Pacific, College of the Pacific, Theatre Arts Department. Request information.


Summer 2018 – Shakespeare INTERNSHIP


Livermore Shakespeare Festival is seeking High School Interns!

What: Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest and/or 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 peak at all areas of professional theater.

Where: Rehearsals are indoors for the most part, in downtown Livermore. Performances and tech are outdoors at the beautiful Wente Vineyards Estate, 5565 Tesla Road, Livermore.

Time: Start date May 30, 2018 though students can begin their internship after school ends. The internship ends July 31st, 2018.

The Importance of Being Earnest performance dates are: June 28, 29, 30 July 1, 6, 7, 8, 13 & 15

The Winters Tale performance dates are: July 12, 14, 19, 20, 21, 22, 26, 27, 28 & 29

All performances are evenings at 7:30pm, no matinees.

How: Email Lisa Tromovitch via to make an appointment for an interview. Parental consent is required. The festival cannot offer transportation.

Bring a brief resume with 3 references (teachers, volunteer supervisors). Actors please bring a monologue – does not have to be memorized.

Apprenticeships are paid positions and designed for college students or those recently graduated from college.

Internships are un-paid, and designed for high-school students, including those just about to enter H.S. and those just graduated.

Interns and apprentices may audition for roles and understudy positions in the shows, or may focus on technical/design, front-of-house/administration/marketing, or stage management/directing.

Interviews and auditions required.

Some housing is available for out-of-town college apprentices.

Please send letter of interest and current resume, with reference list including three references to:

Apprentice/Intern Program
Livermore Shakespeare Festival
Shakespeare’s Associates
PO Box 2616
Livermore, CA 94551-2616


Producing Artistic Director Lisa A. Tromovitch and Associate Producer/Deck Manager Karen Riley with our 2015 Apprentices and Interns.



PrProducing Artistic Director Lisa A. Tromovitch with our 2014 Apprentices and Interns.