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Children's Theatre Internships

The Arkansas Arts Center Children’s Theatre offers a limited number of paid, season long internships to those who wish to work with its performance and production staff in an education program designed to prepare them to enter the professional theatre field. Students who have secured a degree in theatre, graduates, or other professionals actively pursuing careers in professional theatre are eligible to apply.

The Arkansas Arts Center Theatre interns should be self-confident, have a strong work ethic, be a natural team player, possess strong communication skills, take criticism and direction well, have the ability to multi-task, and know how to work efficiently in a fast-paced environment.


Internship Applications + Auditions

We are now accepting performance and production internship applications for our 2018–2019 season! To apply, please submit your resume and a letter of intent to StageManager@arkansasartscenter.org.

If you are applying to be a performance intern, please audition on Sunday, January 21, 2018. Audition slots begin at 5 p.m. Email StageManager@arkansasartscenter.org or call 501-396-0336 to schedule an audition time. Click here to read more about Adult Auditions.


Recognized by The Drama League as one of the best regional theatre companies in America, the Arkansas Arts Center Children's Theatre is the only professional company in Arkansas that produces children's literary works for the stage. Since 1979, Children's Theatre has been creating exceptional theatre for family audiences. 

For more information, please contact us at StageManager@arkansasartscenter.org.

Current Interns 

 

Anthony McBride (Performance Intern) is so excited to be involved with such a wonderful company! Though this season is his debut with Arkansas Arts Center Children's Theatre, he is no stranger to the AACCT stage as his love for theatre and acting began at Summer Theatre Academy back in 2008. He recently graduated from Henderson State University with a BA in theatre. At HSU, Anthony enjoyed performing in several productions including Playboy of the Western World (Shawn), To Kill a Mockingbird (Dill), Avenue Q (Bad Idea Bear/Ricky/Ensemble), and Love's Labour's Lost (Boyet). Other favorite productions include Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, My Turn Next, Legally Blonde, and Hairspray. While at HSU, Anthony also developed a love for costume construction and has been employed in the costume shop at Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre for the past two seasons. Anthony is very grateful to be given the opportunity to work with such a talented group of artists and cannot wait for many more opportunities to come!

Sarah Emaline Melton (Performance Intern) has been working professionally since 2014 when she played 'The Short Tree’ in The Short Tree and the Bird Who Could Not Sing with Ensemble Theatre. Sarah continued to work professionally throughout the last years of her college education. In 2017 she graduated from Lees-McRae College with her BFA in musical theatre and minor in art and design. By that time she had worked with a variety of professional company's playing roles such as ‘Elena’ in Without Words (In/Visible Theatre), ‘Convert, Fire Dancer’ in Trumpet in the Land (Trumpet in the Land), and more. Her love for the theatre doesn't end on the stage; in the fall seasons, she played Dorothy at The Land of Oz Theme Park as well as worked for Lucky Star Entertainment. After graduation, she went to Cincinnati to be a touring actor with Madcap Puppets' production of Monkey See, Monkey Do which was wrapped up in August 2017 right before she moved to Arkansas to begin her performance internship with AACCT. She is thrilled to have the opportunity to continue grow in her craft.

Bethany Post (Performance Intern) is excited to join the AACCT and call Little Rock her new temporary home. She has toured all across the country both teaching and performing for kids. She has played many characters during this time, including Pinocchio's Mrs. Gepetto and Sparky the Electrical Safety Bug. Her favorite role performed comes from Menotti's opera, Amahl and the Night Visitors, where she starred as Amahl (yes, this character is a little boy!). She would like to thank her parents, brother, and dogs for their endless support and love.

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