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About Playhouse on the Square

Founded in 1975 after its sister theater, Circuit Playhouse, Inc., Playhouse on the Square is a nonprofit theater organization. The playhouse is responsible for Teens in Theatre, a summer youth touring group/theater school that services children, teens and adults. The playhouse also sponsors a “Pay What You Can Night,” which ensures that patrons who cannot afford ticket prices will not be denied a chance to enjoy shows. Recent productions include Guys and Dolls, Macbeth, Peter Pan, The Philadelphia Story, Picnic and Jekyll and Hyde.

Internships at the playhouse are designed to help students develop abilities and future placement for employment in theater. Participants work as interactive assistants in acting, set construction, props, sound, lighting, stage management, costumes and administration. This is a year-long, full-time commitment. In addition to their everyday responsibilities, interns participate in departmental training seminars and may work off hours with the Memphis Arts Council’s Artist in the Schools program.


Open to all current college students, college graduates and grad students 21 years of age and over. Some positions require a car.

Playhouse on the Square

Dave Landis, Internship Coordinator
Playhouse on the Square
Playhouse on the Square
51 South Cooper Street
Memphis, TN 38104
Phone: (901) 725-0776


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


Nashville, TN