About Face Theatre Internships

Categories Arts, LGBTIA / Queer, Theater
Job Information

About Face Theatre’s Mission is to create exceptional, innovative and adventurous theatre and educational programming that advances the national dialogue on sexual and gender identity, and challenges and entertains audiences in Chicago and beyond.

Our vision is to be a nationally recognized, intergenerational, and community-focused LGBTQIA arts organization by creating theatre that fosters awareness, understanding and celebration of all forms of sexual and gender expression.

Internships are fun, flexible opportunities for theatre-lovers of all ages to learn all about what goes into developing and performing works that support AFT’s mission to create exceptional, innovative, and adventurous plays to advance the national dialogue on gender and sexual identity, and to challenge and entertain audiences in Chicago, across the country, and around the world.  Internships are structured, mentored, full of leadership opportunities, and built to prepare young artists and administrators for meaningful careers in the arts.

We work hard to include interns in all aspects of the organization and to create opportunities for professional development. Interns will be provided a proactive learning environment, substantial resume-building responsibilities, and networking opportunities in the Chicago theatre industry. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis.

Internship Overview

In need of program intern(s) to support initiatives in the Youth Theatre and Education Department.

The Education Outreach Program at About Face Theatre provides touring plays and workshops to schools as an entertaining, compelling, and necessary approach to starting dialogue about bullying, diversity, and intersecting identities. This year, we’re touring an original play targeted to a high school audience (ages 13-18), but we are touring colleges, Churches, and other organizations as well.

About Face Youth Theatre is an identity-affirming theatre activism program. LGBTQIA youth and their allies ages 14-23 explore and expand the boxes we use to define our intricate intersections of race, nationality, gender, and sexuality.


Potential Internship Responsibilities
  • Support the curation of original, social justice driven, queer work
  • Logistical tour coordination (tasks including but not limited to booking venues, facilitating dialogue/talk backs post shows, set up day of show, etc)
  • Program support for theatre and youth workshops
  • Individualized research projects
  • Foster leadership and development among youth
  • (depending on time of year) Support rehearsals and launch of end of summer show
  • Event support