The statewide service organization for all nonprofit theatres in Texas.

Multicultural Initiatives Summer 2017
Paid Theatre Internships

Congratulations to Holly Tarkon (left) and Nicko Villarreal (right) who will be working this summer through the TNT Internship Program. Holly will spend five week with Hip Pocket Theatre in Fort Worth, then move on to Katy Visual and Performing Arts Center for the 2nd five week. Nicko will start at Unity Theatre in Brenham for five weeks, and close out the summer at The Point Theatre in Ingram.
TNT was blessed with a great group of Intern applicants for 2017. From left to right, they are: Nickolas Villarreal from Texas A&M University - Kingsville, Jacob Sanchez from Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi, Emily Jolly from Panola College in Carthage, David Lautenschlager from Texas A&M - Corpus Christi, Kathleen Cagle from Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, McClain Wood from University of Arkansas - Fayetteville, Holly Tarkon and Trey Treadwell, both from Tyler Junior College.

Congratulations to the students who applied for the TNT summer intern program and were accepted to interview during the TNT Annual Conference.
Holly and Nicko will begin their residencies in May 2017.

Information about the 2018 Internships will be posted in September 2017.

Following is archived information

Postmarked or emailed by January 24, 2017
PDF Forms may also be printed out and filled in manually.


Texas Nonprofit Theatres is a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to serving the theatres of Texas and the communities they serve. TNT, with the support of the Texas Commission on the Arts, sponsors internships to address the needs of theatres for qualified assistance, and the need of students for information about theatre careers and for job opportunities in the field.


The goal of the program is to expose students to the theatre profession by:


Candidates must be majoring in theatre or theatre management, and must have completed their college sophomore year by the time the internship begins in May. Graduate students may also apply.

Applicants must be Texas students, or Texas residents in school elsewhere.

Students of every race, religion, gender, and ethnic and economic background are eligible to apply.


Ten weeks beginning in late May, 2017, and ending early August 2017. One day will be spent in the TNT offices in Fort Worth. Following initial work at TNT, interns will have five week residencies at two different theatres - to be named. Please note: the host theatre chooses the intern they want, as opposed to the intern choosing the theatre.


Interns will receive $2,500 for the ten weeks. Lodging will be provided by the host theatres during the residencies. Lodging could consist of an apartment, a room in someone's home, a dorm room, etc.


Depending on the theatres chosen for placements, the residencies may include artistic, technical, and administrative experiences and duties. The focus of the internship is determined by the individual theatres. Interns will be mentored during their placements by the heads of the divisions in which they work. Initiative is a must. Interest is working with young people is a plus. 

Some previous placements have included: Theatre Three, Shakespeare Dallas, Dallas Summer Musicals, Dallas Children's Theater, Kitchen Dog Theatre - all in Dallas; Amarillo Little Theatre, Stage West and Hip Pocket Theatre in Fort Worth, Theatre Arlington and CATS in Arlington, S.T.A.G.E. in Bulverde, WaterTower Theatre in Addison, Austin Musical Theatre, Unity Theatre in Brenham, Butterfield Stage in Gainesville, Ensemble Theatre, ACE Theatre, Stages Repertory Theatre, and The Alley Theatre in Houston, Point Theatre in Ingram, Flower Mound Performing Arts Theatre, SCP/Theatricks in Sherman, San Pedro Playhouse and Magik Theatre in San Antonio, Gem Theatre in Claude, Hill Country Community Theatre in Marble Falls, Temple Civic Theatre, Denton Community Theatre, ArtsView Children's Theatre in Longview, Baytown Little Theater, Rover Dramawerks in Plano, Fredericksburg Theater Company, Vive Les Arts in Killeen, Playhouse 2000 in Kerrville, and Ohlook Performing Arts Center and LifeStage Theatre in Grapevine.



Applications will be reviewed by TNT staff and Executive Director. Up to eight (8) candidates will receive scholarships, which include registration fees and hotel room costs to attend the TNT Annual Conference and complete an interview during conference. Student membership ($20) in TNT is required for applicants who are accepted to interview, as is attendance at conference workshops and events.Conference dates are March 15-19, 2017 in Lewisville, Texas.

Applicants should submit the following materials:


Applications and attachments should be postmarked/emailed no later than January 24, 2017, and sent to:

Multicultural Initiatives Internship

Texas Nonprofit Theatres, Inc.

1300 Gendy Street

Fort Worth TX 76107-4036

You may submit your attachments separately from your application, but all materials must be in by the January deadline. Applications and/or attachments postmarked or emailed after January 24th will not be accepted.

Questions should be addressed to Linda M. Lee, Executive Director, at the above address, or by telephone:

Phone: (817) 731-2238

Fax: (817) 731-2239

Applicants will be notified of acceptance for interview by mid-February, 2015. The final decision of the Interview Committee will be announced at the conclusion of the TNT Annual Conference & Texas AACTFest in March.

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TNT programs made possible in part by

Arts Council of Fort Worth