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Interning for the Westport Country Playhouse

Student train to become the next leaders in theater

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Westport, CT | Added on August 23, 2014 At 04:30 PM

Students are finishing up their internship with the Westport Country Playhouse.  Today, students give us a look inside that experience.

Formally called the Woodward Internship Program, it's a summer training program for the next theater professionals. Hundreds apply each year, but just nine are accepted.

The internship is a tradition steeped in history and infamy. In fact, if you’re a theater buff yourself, you might be famliar with some of the alumni.

Stephen Sondheim has been described as the greatest artist in musical theater, winning numerous awards, including eight grammys and a pultizer prize. Works like "Into the Woods" and "Follies" are among his classics.

The internships are offered in both production and theater administration. Wade is apartof the development program, while Erin works as the marketing intern. Both were given a weekly stipend, and it's money they say was definitely earned.

Each year, the Playhouse begins recruiting in January and accepts applications on a rolling basis until positions are filled, usually by mid-March.

Erin has since been hired onto the team as the Marketing Assitant and Wade is now on his way back to Florida State where he will complete his senior year of college. To learn more about the Woodward Internship you can go to Westport playhouse dot org.





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