Signature Theatre


About the Organization
Signature Theatre exists to honor and celebrate the playwright. Founded in 1991 by James Houghton, Signature makes an extended commitment to a playwright’s body of work. In 2014, Signature became the first New York City theatre to receive the Regional Theatre Tony Award®. Signature serves its mission at The Pershing Square Signature Center, a three-theatre facility on West 42nd Street designed by Frank Gehry Architects. At the Center, Signature continues its founding Playwright-in-Residence model as Residency One, a first-of-its-kind, intensive exploration of a single writer’s body of work. Residency Five supports multiple playwrights by guaranteeing each writer three productions over a five-year period. The Legacy Program invites writers from both residencies back for productions of premiere or earlier plays. Through the Signature Ticket Initiative: A Generation of Access, Signature is also committed to making its productions accessible by underwriting the cost of initial run tickets, currently priced at $30.

480 West 42nd Street
New York, NY 10036
(between Dyer & 10th Ave.)


About the Program
The goals of our program are to provide our interns with valuable insight into various career paths, facilitate opportunities to make professional contacts, and equip our interns with marketable skills for future academic programs and employment opportunities in theatre and not-for-profit management. Our comprehensive program provides hands-on experience in theatre administration and production, through Signature Seminars, Signature Mentorship, and the In-House Meeting Swap. A Signature intern will gain experience through hands-on involvement in departmental or organizational projects and by participating in various day-to-day operations. As a Signature intern, you are completely integrated into the company and are considered a vital member of our team. You will participate in all department meetings, as well as all-staff events and special events.

Which departments?
Artistic/Literary, Business Management, Company Management/General Management, Development and Special Events, Digital Media, Facilities, Marketing, Production Management

Yes; physical requirements of internship can be built around intern's needs and interests

Applicants must have finished at least one year of college (or equivalent work experience)

Unpaid; college credit, MetroCard

When it runs?
Fall, Winter, Summer.
Full or Part-time schedules depending on availability of interns and demands of the company.


When to apply?
Applications for Winter 2018 internship open on October 2, 2017. Deadline is October 27, 2017.

How to apply?
Application form, resume, cover letter, letter of recommendation(s), some additional requirements by department
See here for full details.




Social Media
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