Internships at Theatre Institute at Sage

Educational Theatre Internships for High School Seniors

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 Step out of the box...and onto the stage!

The Theatre Institute at Sage Internship program is an intensive, immersion program for high school seniors that gives them unmatched opportunities for academic, professional and personal development while they explore careers in theatre performance and production.

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TIS Interns Learn & Experience:
■ Acting, voice & dance
■ Rehearsal & live performance
■ Lighting, sound, costumes & props
■ Set design & construction
■ Marketing & public relations
■ Arts planning & development
■ And much, much more!

TIS Interns:
■ Receive hands-on training in performance, educational theatre, technical theatre, and arts administration.
■ Partake in high school and college-level courses.
■ Participate in theatre classes and workshops.
■ Work both collaboratively and independently.
■ Gain a strong sense of responsibility, self-discipline and professionalism.
In addition, TIS interns receive a Russell Sage College I.D. Card for the duration of their enrollment that will entitle them to full privileges on campus, including use of the McKinstry Fitness Center, computer labs, student computer accounts, The Sage Colleges Libraries, and more.

Program Details
■ Students attend TIS for one semester, either September through mid-January, or mid-January through June.
■ TIS is located at Schacht Fine Arts Center on the Russell Sage College campus in historic downtown Troy.
■ TIS follows the high school calendar, and meets daily from 10 a.m - 6 p.m. (There will be slight variations in the hours when shows are in production).

Four Units of Study
■ Performance
■ Educational Theatre
■ Arts Administration
■ Technical Theatre

High School Credits
■ 12th grade English - One Credit
■ Art Elective - One-half credit -
■ Social Studies (Participation in Government or Economics) - One-half credit
■ Independent Physical Education - One-half credit (at discretion of school district)

College Credits
TIS interns are offered one of the following college courses, based on availability:
■ Theatre Elective:
Acting I: Storytelling/Improvisation (3 credits), or
Stagecraft (3 credits), or
Stage Combat (11/2 credits)
■ English:
Exploring Theatre (3 credits)
To receive college credit, a student must register with Sage and pay a fee of $50/per credit.

Who Can Apply?
The TIS Internship Program is available to a limited number of qualified and motivated high school seniors. Interested students must complete the application and interview process during their junior year in high school.Take your first step out of the box!

For students in the Questar III BOCES district contact:

Ted Hennessy, Program Specialist
Questar III
1070 Route 9
Castleton, NY 12033
(518) 479-6914
[email protected]

For students in the Cap Region BOCES district contact:

Terry Swett, Director of Career & Technical Education
(518) 862-4744 or (518) 862-4800
[email protected]

All other interested students contact:

Theatre Institute at Sage
Russell Sage College
65 First Street
Troy, NY 12180
[email protected]