About Goodman Theatre

Founded in 1925 in memory of playwright Kenneth Sawyer Goodman, Goodman Theatre is Chicago's oldest and largest nonprofit theater. In 1992, the Goodman received a Tony Award for best regional theater. Seventeen years later, the theater continues to excel, and in 2009, it was awarded the Spirit Recognition Award for diversity in casting by the Actors Equity Association. Under the direction of Artistic Director Robert Falls and Executive Director Roche Schulfer, the Goodman produces both classic and contemporary works as well as provides educational and community programs for Chicago students and adults.

The Goodman provides internships in casting, costumes, development, education and community programs, scenery/props, literary management and dramaturgy, marketing/PR/press, production management, sound and stage management. Detailed descriptions of the program for each department are available on the Goodman website. All interns work under the guidance of a mentor and have the opportunity to interact with resident and guest artists at weekly intern forums.


Open to college students, graduate students and recent grads pursuing a career in theater. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age. International students are welcome to apply.

Goodman Theatre

  • Internship Program
  • Goodman Theatre
  • Goodman Theatre
  • 170 North Dearborn Street
  • Chicago, IL 60601
  • Phone: (312) 443-5581


  • Number of Interns: 10 to 20
  • Compensation/Benefits: Academic Credit, Paid, Stipend
  • Duration: N/A
  • Academic Level: College Freshmen, College Sophomores, College Juniors, College Seniors, Recent College Graduates, Graduate Students


  • Chicago, IL