Resources & Opportunities
Wells Theater is a 200-seat proscenium venue that features: a counterweighted fly system; computerized lighting control and intelligent fixtures; two digital soundboards with multiple layers, and Shure and Sennheiser digital body microphones; large scenic and costume shops; a design lab with a CAD system, 3D printer, and large format printer; and front-of-house operations utilize a Vendini system.
Fusion Theatre is an experimental venue with a Black Box configuration that allows for flexible seating (arena, thrust, alley, proscenium, etc.). The space also features an art gallery lobby, classroom, scene shop, and control booth equipped with computerized lighting and a modern sound system. The front-of-house operations utilize a Vendini system.
Bridging the gap from academic work to professional work
The internship is an integral part of the theatre major. This experience usually occurs in the junior or senior year, or in the summer between. Theatre faculty advise students in finding possible internships and completing the application process.
Finding an internship
To aid our students in searching for appropriate internship opportunities, the Theatre Department maintains subscriptions to two excellent sources: Backstage and ARTSEARCH. Contact the department for log-in information to start looking for your next adventure in the theatre!
Amanda Grissom ’19 worked at Interlochen Center for the Arts in Interlochen, Mich., the summer after graduation, where she served as stage manager for the world premiere of Finder and the North Star.
Amanda now lives in Chicago, where she works as a stage manager, assistant stage manager and crew member for productions around the city.