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About American Place Theatre

Current artistic director, Wynn Handman, founded the American Place Theatre in 1963.  The company has long been devoted to independent Off-Broadway theater.  It focuses on new works by a diverse selection of American writers, with an emphasis on pluralism.  Its performance-based literacy program, “Literature to Life,” is a highly regarded educational theater program.

APT hires interns in a variety of departments, including education, administrative, development and education marketing.  The education intern stage manages educational theater productions, alongside the director of education.  The administrative intern works with all aspects of the theater, from assisting the management to marketing the theater.  The development intern assists the director of development with grant-writing and fundraising efforts.  Finally, the marketing intern supports the director of education programs with advertising and booking educational activities.


Open to college freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors, grad students and recent college graduates.

American Place Theatre

Jennifer Barnette, Managing Director
American Place Theatre
The American Place Theatre
630 9th Avenue, Suite 809
New York, NY 10036
Phone: (212) 594-4482


Number of Interns: Varies
Compensation/Benefits: Unpaid
Duration: N/A
Academic Level: College Freshmen, College Sophomores, College Juniors, College Seniors, Recent College Graduates, Graduate Students


New York, NY