Venice Theatre is expanding its internship program; with generous support from the Gulf Coast Community Foundation, Venice Theatre is now accepting applications for the 2014-2015 Acting Internship Program

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August 19, 2014


Venice Theatre seeks actors for first fall internship


(Venice, FL)  Venice Theatre is expanding its internship program.  With generous support from the Gulf Coast Community Foundation, Venice Theatre is now accepting applications for the 2014-2015 Acting Internship Program.  Venice Theatre, now entering its 65th season, is looking for recent college graduates and emerging theatre professionals who are actively pursuing a career in professional theatre to fill a limited number of internship openings.  Internships will run from mid-September 2014 through March 2015.


This internship program is designed to give valuable hands-on experience and mentorship to aspiring actors, bridging the gap between academic theatre and practical professional experience.  Acting interns will also be encouraged to explore beyond the stage to gain insight, knowledge and practical experience in all aspects of theatre.


Venice Theatre began a summer internship collaboration with Berea College (Berea, KY) in 2012.  Fall 2014 will launch the first expansion to include students from around the country for fall and spring.


With the expansion, the selected interns will have performance opportunities at Venice Theatre, on both stages.  They will also help build and spread outreach efforts to our surrounding community, particularly Senior Communities and area schools.


The internship is 6 months and will include housing and a stipend.  For more information and to apply contact Allan Kollar, Producing Director, at [email protected]



About Gulf Coast Community Foundation


Together with its donors, Gulf Coast Community Foundation transforms our region through bold and proactive philanthropy. Gulf Coast is a public charity that was created in 1995 through the sale of the Venice Hospital. Since then, it has welcomed more than 500 charitable funds established by generous donors and invested more than $144 million in the community through grants in the areas of health and human services, education, civic and economic development, arts and culture, and the environment. Learn more at


About Venice Theatre


Located on southwest Florida’s beautiful gulf coast, Venice Theatre is the one of the largest community theatres in the United States and the largest per capita.   A non-profit, 501(c)3 organization that has been providing entertainment, education and outreach to our community since 1950, Venice Theatre is now entering its 65th season.

Venice Theatre’s mission is making a dramatic impact on all stages of life. The third-largest out of 10,000 community theatres in the United States, it is located at 140 W. Tampa Ave .on the island in Venice, FL. Its MainStage offers seating for 432 patrons and features musicals, plays, concerts and special events.  Its Yvonne Pinkerton Theatre seats 90 patrons and is home to the theatre’s “Generations”, Stage II and Cabaret Series. In addition to providing entertainment to the community, Venice Theatre has a wide range of education and outreach programs for children and adults.

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