The Riant Theatre


About the Organization
Our mission is to provide a nurturing environment to develop new plays and outstanding artists. We accomplish this through our various programs and activities that we offer such as: The Core Project; New Play Reading Series; The Strawberry One-Act Festival; and Musical Theatre Workshop.

31 West 34th St, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10001
(between 5th & 6th Ave.)


About the Program
A part-time theatre internship in a professional and educational environment, including: intensive training and work in one department; attendance at departmental and full-staff meetings; individual projects under the guidance of experienced supervisors; invitations to special events and Riant Theatre performances; and free/discounted tickets to selected other theatre performances. Housing assistance is not available.

Which departments?
Artistic, Business, Casting, Costumes, Development/Fundraising & Special Events, Education, Literary, Marketing/Public Relations, Production, Properties, Technical Direction

Limited access for wheelchair-users and folks with mobility concerns (some locations have an elevator, but some locations have stairs).

High school, College, Graduate, Early-career

Unpaid; college credit; scholarship presented to the most outstanding intern at Awards Ceremony during the festival

When it runs?
Season-long (September-June), Fall (September-December), Spring (January-May), Summer (June-August)
25 hrs/wk, Mon-Fri or Wed-Sun, 1-6pm or 6-11pm


When to apply?
Rolling. ("Upon receiving your application we will let you know when to expect a notification of acceptance.")

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

Van Dirk Fisher, Artistic Director -



Social Media
Twitter: @RiantTheatre
YouTube: RiantTV