A.R.T./New York Internship Fair Opens 3/21

A.R.T./New York (Alliance of Resident Theatres/ New York) has joined forces with The American Theatre Wing and the Michael Tuch Foundation to present the eighth annual A.R.T./New York Internship Fair on Saturday, March 21 from 10:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. The fair is open to undergraduate students, graduate students and recent graduates of all majors seeking theatre internships for the summer and fall of 2009. Representatives from more than 50 New York theatres, including The New Group, New York Stage and Film, Signature Theatre Company and Roundabout Theatre Company will be present to meet with potential interns and discuss careers in the theatre. The fair will be held at The Westin Hotel in New York (270 W 43rd St. at 8th Ave).

Virginia P. Louloudes, Executive Director of A.R.T./New York comments, "A.R.T./New York's Annual Internship Fair is thrilling not only for our member companies but also for the hundreds of future theatre professionals who attend in hopes of landing the internship that will start their careers. Indeed, a number of students have gone on to become full time employees of the companies they met through the fair. This year we are delighted to be working with the American Theatre Wing on the fair. The Wing's history of educating theatergoers and students alike on all aspects of the theatre makes them a perfect partner."

The American Theatre Wing's Theatre Intern Group (TIG) will be present at the fair so that once attendees have found an internship, they can join TIG. TIG offers social and professional development opportunities for current theater industry interns, allowing them to hear from people working in all facets of the business and build networking contacts with professionals and peers across the community. For more information on future TIG meetings and events, visit americantheatrewing.com/theatreinterngroup/.

Students wishing to reserve space for the A.R.T./New York Internship Fair, should contact memberservices@art-newyork.org before March 13, 2009. Use "Internship 09 RSVP" in the subject line and include name, school and year of study. A confirmation number will be sent in response to your reservation. Admission is free, but a confirmation number is required to attend. For additional information, contact Jewell Campbell at (212)244-6667, ext. 222.

The Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York (A.R.T./New York) is the service and advocacy organization for the nation's largest, most artistically influential, and most culturally diverse theatre community: Off Broadway. Founded in 1972, A.R.T./New York serves approximately 350 not-for-profit theatres throughout New York City.

The Michael Tuch Foundation is an independent organization that was founded in 1946. Its priMary Funding activities are for the arts, including museums and educational programs.

The American Theatre Wing (Theodore S. Chapin, Chairman of the Board of Directors; Howard Sherman, Executive Director) is best known as the creator of the Antoinette Perry "Tony" Awards®, which it presents annually with The Broadway League. The Wing's other activities, dedicated to recognizing excellence and supporting education in theatre, include "Working in the Theatre," now in its 30th year of telecasts on CUNY TV in New York and on other national cable outlets; "Guides to Careers in the Theatre," a video series developed for schools and libraries; a grants and scholarship program to New York City schools and not-for-profit theatre companies, which has awarded nearly $3 million since its inception; the Theatre Intern Group, a career development program for young professionals; and SpringboardNYC, a two-week college-to-career boot camp for young performers moving to NYC. Visitors to www.americantheatrewing.org can view or download an archive of "Working in the Theatre" and the career guides and listen to archive episodes of the hour-long interview series "Downstage Center", all as free, on-demand streaming audio and podcast.

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