Intern with the A.D. Players!

A.D. Players is currently accepting applications for our 2017-2018 Internship Program. Interns participate in many different aspects of theater, nurturing their artistic growth while honing the practical skills required for a theatrical career in performance as well as operations. This is an intensive and challenging position requiring a commitment to excellence and hard work. We are a fully participating Equity theater and EMC points will be offered.

We have two types of internships available:


Our Summer Performance Internship (2-4 interns) runs June 12 - August 27 only. Summer interns will be cast in our productions of Godspell running July 21 - August 20 in the Jeannette and L.M. George Theater, and culminating in performances at Houston's Miller Outdoor Theater August 25 and 26. Summer Performance Interns will work in various operations capacities during the day and rehearse and perform in the evening. Strong vocal skills and an on-site audition will be required for this position. Additionally, One Summer Technical Internship is available in our scene shop. Complimentary temporary housing will be provided for all summer interns.

Our Full Season Internship (3-6 interns) runs September 1, 2017 - August 31, 2018. These internships offer one of the well-rounded training experiences in our region as interns rotate through various operational roles every three months. Performing interns will also have the opportunity to audition for selected Mainstage, Children's Theater and Touring Company roles. Technical and administrative internships are available as well.

Many of our current production and resident acting company staff are former A.D. Players interns! Here's a sneak peek of what our current interns are saying:


Caroline - Performance Intern

I didn't expect to learn so much about Shakespeare in such a short time with the intern class afforded by Philip Lehl. He was absolutely incredible and approached Shakespeare from a great point of view I hadn't experienced before.



Callie - Performance Intern

I didn't expect to develop such strong friendships. I've learned that a shared love for this craft can bring together people of all walks of life.



Edward - Marketing Intern

Theatrical marketing is an intricate system of teamwork, time and talent. It's an enigma - simple and complex; but I always find myself learning new things about the industry, promotions and the fun little things in between.





The deadline to apply for our 2017-18 Internship Program is March 17, 2017. To apply, the applicant must:

  1. Email your RESUME of theater and/or related experience.
  2. Email THREE (3) LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION from people familiar with your experience and skills and a PERSONAL STATEMENT.
    • The letters of recommendation should address how long and in what capacity the individual has known the applicant and address the applicant's maturity, work ethic and ability to work under pressure.
    • Your personal statement should be no longer than one page addressing the following questions: What is appealing to you about an internship at A.D. Players Theater? What are you current career goals? Why is this the right time in your life/career for this internship? What do you hope to contribute to (and to gain from) an internship at A.D. Players?
  3. ACTORS ONLY: Submit a VIDEO of two contrasting monologues. Please Email us a link to your audition video rather than attaching the file to your email. Actors applying for the Summer Performance Internship are also required to submit a singing audition of 16 bars.

Prerequisites: Individuals applying for the Internship are encouraged to have:

  1. BA, BFA, MA, MFA in Theater and/or its related fields from accredited Universities;
  2. or a secondary/minor in theater or its related fields (e.g. music, vocal training);
  3. or a solid performance/resume credits from theater productions, and/or other theater training.

Please submit your resume, headshots and related documents to Chip Simmons at: