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.
All internships for the 2016 – 2017 season have been filled.
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.
Stephen Jones (Production Apprentice) is thrilled to be starting his first season with AACCT! In May, he graduated from New York University with a degree in film/TV production. While in NYC, he worked with TADA! Youth Theater, where he helped manage drama classes for kids ages 3–14, and Opening Act, an after-school theatre program for underserved students. Stephen co-founded Half-Empty Productions, a local theatre company dedicated to producing original works by Arkansas writers.
Grace Taylor (Performance Apprentice)is tickled pink to be joining the rest of the AACCT team for its 2016–2017 season. She recently graduated from Southeast Missouri State University’s Conservatory of Theatre & Dance with a BFA in musical theatre. She has spent the past few summers at Ozark Actors Theatre in Rolla, Mo. performing in a variety of musicals, including Damn Yankees, Meet Me in St. Louis and Annie Get Your Gun. Favorite shows at her alma mater include On the Town, Legally Blonde, Peter Pan and The King & I. Grace has also served as instructor for various theatre academies and her resume includes quite a few stints as dance captain. She is delighted to call the AACCT and Little Rock home for this next chapter of her life! Many thanks to friends and family for always supporting her dreams.
Rebecca Taylor (Performance Apprentice)is thrilled to be making her debut with Arkansas Arts Center Children’s Theatre. She graduated from Southeast Missouri State University with a BFA in musical theatre, was an Honors Scholar and achieved the rank of summa cum laude. Rebecca loves diving into many different facets of theatre; in addition to performing, she also has extensive scenic, carpentry and properties experience. Select performance credits: On the Town (Lucy Schmeeler); Stop Kiss (Mrs. Winsley); The King & I; Hairspray and Peter Pan. Rebecca spent this past summer working and frolicking in the wilderness of Vermont at Dorset Theatre Festival. Vielen Dank to my incredibly patient and loving family, devoted friends and amazing colleagues…past, present and future!
Tyler Wisdom (Performance Apprentice)is so excited to be performing in his first production at the Arts Center. Originally from Russellville Ark., he is close to receiving a BFA in musical theatre from Ouachita Baptist University. At OBU, he was seen in many different productions including The Giver (Jonas), A Year with Frog and Toad (Snail) and Machinal (Ensemble). Other favorite roles include Willard in Footloose and Charlie Brown in You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown. He is so grateful for this amazing opportunity!