Primary Stages


About the Organization
Primary Stages is an Off-Broadway not-for-profit theater company dedicated to inspiring, supporting, and sharing the art of playwriting. We operate on the strongly held belief that the future of American theater relies on nurturing playwrights and giving them the artistic support needed to create new work. Our productions and artists have received critical acclaim, including Tony, Obie, Lortel, AUDELCO, Outer Critics' Circle, Drama League, and Drama Desk awards and nominations. Primary Stages supports playwrights and develops new works through commissions, workshops, readings, and our education and training programs.

Address (offices)
307 West 38th Street, Suite #1510
New York, NY 10018
(between 8th & 9th Ave.)


About the Program
Primary Stages offers a competitive internship program based in the tradition of theater apprenticeship. We view the internship experience as a necessary part of theater training. Interns form a core of support in all areas of Primary Stages operations, gaining experience in the department of their chosen internship and receiving a modest weekly stipend during the term of their work. Our programs offer the opportunity to work alongside dedicated artists and managers at one of New York City's preeminent Off-Broadway theaters. Our goal at Primary Stages is to have interns learn a practical skill set, while developing relationships with artists and administrators in the New York City and National theater communities.

Which departments?
Artistic, Development, ESPA (Einhorn School of Performing Arts), Marketing, Oral History Project

We're waiting to hear back from the organization with regards to access.

College (must have completed one year), Graduate, Early-career


When it runs?
Summer, Fall, Winter-Spring (10-14 weeks)
20-25 hrs/week


When to apply?
See website for deadline (varies by semester).

How to apply?
Application form, resume, cover letter, two references
See here for full details.




Social Media
Facebook: @PStages
Instagram, Twitter: @PrimaryStages