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INTERN AT FLORIDA REP

Florida Repertory Theatre is a fully professional theatre company serving all of Southwest Florida, and is now entering its 20th season as an ensemble-based, artist-driven organization with an annual operating budget of approximately $3 million.

With a growing national profile, Florida Rep is one of the most active arts organizations in the area, and holds true to its mission to "improve the quality of life in our community through all the arts," and strives to continue to "Set the Bar High" as “One of America’s Top Repertory Companies” -The Wall Street Journal.

All internships for 2017-2018 have been filled. Please stay tuned to this website for 2018-2019 Internship Applications.

Florida Rep attends SETC every spring to hire acting, administrative, and production interns. Additionally, Florida Rep hires a full teaching artist and summer camp staff from SETC.  Please click to download the actingadministration, production, or summer camp informational brochures. 

If you are interested in Acting or Administrative Internships, you may also mail a cover letter, resume, and headshot (actors only) to Education Director, Kody C. Jones.

Interested in Production Internships? You may mail a cover letter and resume to Production Manager, Tim Billman. 

PO Box 2483, Fort Myers, FL 33902-2483. Please no phone calls.

Interested in full-time employment? Please refer to Florida Rep's employment page here.

2017-2018 PERFORMANCE INTERN COHORT

Haley Clay

Haley is thrilled to be making her Florida Rep Mainstage debut telling one of theatre’s most important stories: Cabaret! Haley is also involved in The Last Night of Ballyhoo (u/s Lala Levy) while currently being a cast member of Florida Rep Education’s touring season, performing in both Curious George: The Golden Meatball and The Giver. Regional and University credits include:  Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Narrator), Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte (The Second Lady), The Stephen Foster StoryYou’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, and multiple classical voice and musical theatre reviews and recitals. Haley holds two bachelor’s degrees from Morehead State University in Music (Classical Vocal Performance) and Strategic Communication. She would like to thank her Mom, Dad, and sister, Caroline, for their love, unwavering support, and for allowing a Kentucky girl to travel the world to pursue her dreams. Glory be to God!

 

Dillon Feldman

Dillon is ecstatic to be joining Florida Repertory on the main stage for this season’s performance of Cabaret as well as being involved in The Last Night of Ballyhoo (u/s Joe Farkas) and The Miracle Worker (James Keller). He is currently touring with Florida Rep’s Education program in The Giver as well as Curious George: The Golden Meatball. Regional/University Credits: Rocknation (Soloist), Funky Fairytales (Minstrel), Hairspray (Link Larkin), Little Women (Laurie Lawrence), Cabaret (Cliff Bradshaw), Children of Eden (Abel), Les Miserables (Feuilly, U/S Marius). Film: Forever Hold Your Peace (Brent), Deus Meus, Adiuva Me (The Devil), e.ro.sion.noun (post-production, Happy Assistant), Delayed (post-production, Charlie). Dillon graduated from New Jersey City University with a BA in Music—Musical Theater. He thanks his family and friends (and their cats) for their love and support.

 

Paul Gary

Recently graduated from Middle Tennessee State University, and is happily working as a performance intern at Florida Repertory Theatre. With the intern company, Paul is currently touring The Giver (The Giver) and Curious George: The Golden Meatball (Chef Pisghetti) to schools in southwest Florida, hoping to change as many lives as they could along the way. On the mainstage, Paul is also involved in Florida Rep's Night and Day, originating the role of The Butler, and The Last Night of Ballyhoo (u/s Peachy Weil). Recent credits: The Addams Family (Uncle Fester), Into the Woods (The Baker) [The Prizery Summer Theatre], Smoke on the Mountain (Rev. Mervin Oglethorpe), The Little Mermaid (Chef Louis/Pilot), Mamma Mia! (Ensemble/Featured Vocalist) [Cumberland County Playhouse]. Many thanks to the Gary family and the Brigade.

 

Virginia Newsome

Virginia Newsome is thrilled to be a part of Cabaret at Florida Rep! Viriginia is also involved in another mainstage production, The Last Night of Ballyhoo (u/s Sunny Freitag), while also being in Florida Rep Education's touring productions of The Giver and Curious George: The Golden Meatball. She is a recent graduate of Oklahoma City University and originally hails from Lexington, KY.  Along with being an Acting Intern here, she has performed regionally with Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma, Hangar Theatre, the Lexington Theatre Company, RWS and Entertainment, as well as on Broadway in Kristin Chenoweth’s: My Love Letter To Broadway.  In her spare time she runs a non-profit called heARTS Inc to help provide art supplies and classes to schools and students who lack access.  Check out more at www.virginianewsome.com.

 

Julia Rifino

Julia is beyond excited to be making her Florida Repertory debut in this season’s production of Cabaret! As a recent graduate of the University of Tampa, Julia is currently enjoying her experience as an Acting Intern and cast member of FL Rep’s Education program where she tours in both Curious George: The Golden Meatball and The Giver. She was also recently involved in Florida Rep's Sylvia (u/s Sylvia). Her Regional / University credits include Avenue Q (Kate Monster / Lucy), Nice Work If You Can Get It (Eileen Evergreen), The Rocky Horror Show (Columbia), and Les Misérables (Cosette). Julia would love to thank her beautiful family, friends, and mentors for their love and endless support as she pursues her dreams of becoming a professional actor and artist.

 

Sean Rodrigo Royal

Sean is incredibly excited to be making his Florida Rep Mainstage debut in Cabaret! Sean is also involved in Disgraced (u/s Abe) while currently a member of Florida Rep's Education program touring in both The Giver and Curious George: The Golden Meatball. University credits include Nice Work If You Can Get It (Jimmy), Dogfight (Birdlace), Rocky Horror Picture Show (Brad), Oklahoma! (Will Parker) Monty Python’s Spamalot! (Lancelot) and Hamlet (Laertes). Sean recently graduated from the University of Tampa with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre. He would like to thank his mom and sister for all the support they have given him throughout this journey along with Christa, Bob, Susan and Peter for everything they’ve done to help him get where he is today. He would lastly like to thank the amazing technical crew for all the hard work they’ve put into this show!