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The Westcliffe Center for the Performing Arts regularly provides summer internships for qualified drama students at its facility at the Jones Theater in Westcliffe, Colorado. Many former interns have said that it was the best summer experience they have ever had learning about the theater. Westcliffe is a picturesque small town in Southern Colorado at the foot of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains.
The interns participate in every facet of theater work. In addition, they work with local children for a two-week-long session of our summer Creativity Camp, now in its twenty-seventh year. The Creativity Camps consist of theater training for children 7-12 in improvisation, theater games, story telling, makeup, and costume. At the end of the two-week session, the children present original skits, which they have developed with the help of the interns.
Interns also will be involved in one outdoor stage production of: Shakespeare’s The Tempest and Moliere’s The Miser. They will have roles in acting or in technical production work such as lighting, set design, building, and set decoration.
The internships run nine weeks from May 12 through July 15 and one can continue through early August, depending upon student availability and interest. Internships are limited to four students. The theater provides excellent housing in its new building, Studio 2, which has a modern, furnished four-bedroom student apartment. We also pay a weekly living allowance. We do not reimburse travel expenses.
Questions about applications for these internships should be addressed to Christiane Kimbell Relph, Executive Director, WCPA/Jones Theater by Email or by mail to P.O. Box 790, Westcliffe, CO 81252. Applicants should include a photo, résumé with relevant theater experience, and audition DVD or video posted on YouTube. Faculty recommendations are appreciated.
Applications must be received no later than March 12, 2018.
Each season WCPA /Jones theater welcomes new actors, musicians, and costumers for our Shakespeare in the Sangres productions. There are always a number of small and sometimes larger roles to fill, especially for men. If you have always wanted to try your hand at acting in Shakespeare this is your chance. We also have a large costume shop but we always need volunteers to help choose, make or remake costumes for our productions. If this sounds like an interesting opportunity for you to get involved in these exciting productions, please email your availability, willingness, and experience, and we will be in touch. Who knows you might become one of our newest stars!
At the Historic Jones Theater
and Park Amphitheater
Events | Plays | Youth Activities
*Included in Season Ticket
*May 12-14, 19-21 — Arsenic and Old Lace
June 7 — A Taste of Shakespeare
June 29 — Forging the West, a fundraiser
*June 15-17, 22-24; June 18 and 25 — Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet
July 3-14 Creativity Camp
July 11-16 — Acting for Teens
*July 14-16; July 21-23 — Tuesdays with Morrie: An Old Man, a Young Man, and Life’s Greatest Lesson
*August 10-13 — The Elves and the Shoemaker—The Musical
*August 25-26— The Ermal and Paula Show
*September 22-23 — Ten-Minute-Play Competition Performances
October 8 — Richard Dowling, Pianist
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