Friday, August 17, 2012

Essential Theatre Announces Literary Internship

Essential Theatre is seeking a select few interns for the fall semester. If interested, please
submit a resume and cover letter to the email indicated in the internship description below. To
learn more about Essential Theatre’s mission and work, check out our website
and look for us on Facebook. Class credit is available for all internships.

Literary Intern
We are looking for up to two literary interns to work with our artistic director to review
submissions to the 2013 Essential Theatre Playwrighting Competition.

We receive over 50 submissions each year, but only one will be awarded the cash prize and be produced in next summer’s festival. Learn about all the elements that go into the play selection process while significantly contributing to the shape of the next Essential Theatre Festival! We are hoping to reach a decision on the award by the end of October, so the majority of this internship will take place during September and October.

Interns will read and review plays and submit a brief report on each to Mr. Hardy for discussion.
Reports should include a brief synopsis, a list of merits and challenges that each play would
present if it were to be produced, and a brief statement expressing why the play should or
should not be chosen as the award winner. Reports may be submitted via email. Interns and Mr.
Hardy will meet periodically throughout the semester, via phone or in person, to discuss the
plays that have been reviewed. The number of plays each intern reviews will depend on the
number of credit hours sought for this internship.

To apply for this internship, please submit a resume and letter of interest to Peter Hardy at
. Be sure to include “LITERARY INTERNSHIP” in the subject of your email!

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Essential Theatre Development Internships

We are looking for up to three interns to assist with grant writing and fundraising development during the fall semester. Gain valuable experience finding funding sources and creating grant applications.

Interns will join 
 the Fundraising Committee’s biweekly meetings and will assist with the tasks that are developed from these meetings. Tasks will primarily consist of researching fundraising opportunities, ensuring that application requirements are met before applications are submitted, identifying new non-grant-based fundraising opportunities and developing and implementing other fundraising ideas. Interns will complete three webinars through the Foundation Center during the semester as well and submit a one-page review of each that includes how the webinar relates to their work with Essential. The webinars are free, and archived webinars can be viewed at interns’ convenience.

To apply for this internship, please submit a resume and letter of interest to Jennifer Kimball at Be sure to include “FUNDRAISING INTERNSHIP” in the subject of your email!

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Our Best Festival Ever Closes

We are grateful for our incredibly talented playwrights, cast, crew, designers and directors without whom this year's festival would not have been possible. For the first time, we produced three critically acclaimed new plays by Georgia playwrights. We also wish to thank our audience for making this our best festival ever. Watch this brief video to hear what lies ahead for Essential Theatre.