Employment & Auditions

Costume Shop Assistant
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Indiana Repertory Theatre is seeking a Costume Technician for its 2017-2018 Season of nine productions. 

Duties include

  • Performing intermediate sewing of costume pieces 
  • Cutting fabrics based on patterns supplied by Drapers/Pattern Makers
  • Other related costuming duties including running wardrobe crew for productions as assigned. 

Position is fully benefitted and starts in mid-August and is seasonal. Compensation will reflect the successful candidate’s skills and experience. At the IRT, we believe that diverse ideas, backgrounds, cultures, and traditions enrich the quality of work we present on the stage. We are committed to all forms of diversity in all areas of our work. Send resume & cover letter and/or questions to Guy Clark, Costume Shop Manager, at gclark@irtlive.com and include the words “Shop Assistant Search” in the subject line. 

Over-hire Opportunities in Production
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The INDIANA REPERTORY THEATRE is currently accepting resumes for over-hire positions in all production departments. The IRT is a mid-sized LORT (C & D Stages) theatre, producing a wide variety of existing and new work for adults and children (currently 9 productions) located in downtown Indianapolis. Positions include: scenic carpentry, upholstery, scenic artistry, cabinetmaking, rigging, costume construction, pattern making, electrics, audio engineering, projections, stage management, production assistants, etc. Please send your resume to bnewman@irtlive.com and include the words “Resume Submission” in the subject line or mail them to the theatre – our address is at the bottom of the page. At the IRT, we believe that diverse ideas, backgrounds, cultures, and traditions enrich the quality of work we present on the stage. We are committed to all forms of diversity in all areas of our work.

IRT Open Auditions
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The Indiana Repertory Theatre’s annual open auditions were held on March 27 & 28, 2017. These auditions constitute the IRT’s Equity Principal Auditions for the 2017-2018 season. Show-specific auditions are by invitation only.

Open auditions for the 2018-2019 season will be announced in March or April 2018.

Open auditions are by appointment only each spring. Open auditions are principally for members of Actors Equity, but we may be able to see non-AEA members who wish to audition, time allowing. We will only see actors who are eighteen years of age or older. Auditioners are asked to prepare a contemporary and a classical monologue totaling no more than three minutes and bring a resume with up-to-date contact information and two copies of a photo/headshot. 

Young Actors Auditions for A Christmas Carol
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Young actors, ages 8-16, who wish to audition for A Christmas Carol will need to prepare a one-minute monologue or story, and bring a recent picture and short résumé to the audition. Actors age 8 to 10 may do a poem, monologue or story. 

Children of all cultures and ethnicities are highly encouraged to audition.

Monday, August 21 from 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm.
Tuesday, August 22 from 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm.

Callbacks will be on Wednesday, August 23 starting at 5:30PM. All auditions will be held at the Indiana Repertory Theatre.
Please contact sjuneja@irtlive.com or 317.635.5277 starting on June 26, 2017 to schedule your audition appointment and for additional audition information.

A Christmas Carol will begin rehearsals on October 24th and tech days are November 10th─12th with an adjusted schedule for young actors. The first preview performance is on November 14th and the show opens November 17th (Rehearsals end). The show closes on December 24th.

Many rehearsals are during the latter part of the school-day during the week and full day on both Saturday and Sunday. There are approximately 30 public shows and approximately 35 maximum student matinees. These show numbers are subject to change at all times. The student matinees are at 9:45 AM and 12:00 PM (or one at 10:30 AM) during the weekdays. There are two casts of young actors so the performances are shared between them however, approval from your child’s school is absolutely necessary if cast.
This is a casting audition so we are unable to give feedback on the work done during the audition. Detailed notes can be given on the young actor’s work in the IRT’s strong classes program that runs two sessions during the season and in one of the IRT Summer Youth Workshops, which at this time, include a two week camp and a four week intensive. One of the best places to find audition material is at your local library!
*Note there has been a change in the age range for A Christmas Carol. If you need to know more, feel free to contact the IRT.


Stay tuned for a list of volunteer opportunities.


IRT Internship Program
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The Indiana Repertory Theatre internship program offers an exciting opportunity for college and graduate students to gain professional experience by: working side-by-side with extraordinary artists, administrators, and technicians.

  • being actively involved in the production of world-class theatre among a variety of departments.
  • partnering with each student, university, and department to develop a course of study that best meets the needs of all parties.
  • delivering experienced-based, hands-on learning opportunities that provide the necessary skills to become a viable candidate in a highly competitive field


Company Management | Development and Fundraising | Dramaturgy | Education | Patron Services | Marketing Sales and Communications


Costuming | Electrics | Properties Production Management | Scenery | Scenic Art | Sound | Stage Management


Summer Youth Workshops


To apply for an internship, please fill out the form below. 

For internships during the academic year, applicants must be enrolled for credit in a college or university to be eligible. For summer internships, applicants must be enrolled for credit in a college or university for the upcoming semester to be eligible.

Deadline for Fall/Summer internships: April 1st

Deadline for Winter/Spring internships: December 1st

For more information, please contact Randy D. Pease at 317.916.4842.


Internships are individually designed for each student and IRT works with interns and advisors when necessary to develop a course of study which best reflects the needs of the participant and the department. Department heads will give interns tasks and challenges that will provide direct support to our day-to-day activities. The IRT internship program is designed to be an experienced based, hands-on learning opportunity providing the skills necessary to be a viable candidate in a highly competitive field. Applicants must currently be enrolled in a college or university to be eligible.

Click here to download a detailed description of IRT’s internship offerings. 

Internship Application

Current Contact Information 
Permanent Contact Information
(if different from current)
Emergency Contact Information
School Information

Please note that you must be enrolled in classes during the internship in order to be eligible.

Advisor Contact Information
Additional Information
Are you 18 years of age or older?
Do you have a valid driver's license?
Will you have a car during the internship?
What is your gender?
Work Requirements
The work involved in internships at IRT may require heavy lifting, long hours, and/or physical strain. Is there any reason(s) why you could not participate fully?
Areas of Interest

**Requires submission of an academic writing sample. See below.


Internships require a three month minimum commitment. Please note the following deadlines for application:

  • Fall/Summer Internships: April 1
  • Winter/Spring Internships: December 1
Is this date exact?
Is this date exact?

Please list at least two additional references, not including your advisor above.

Reference #1

Reference #2

Reference #3

Writing SamplePlease describe:
  • Your career objectives and how you expect to achieve them.
  • Your expectations of an internship at Indiana Repertory Theatre.
  • Your relevant academic experience, work experience, or education in theatre.
  • Your strengths and weaknesses and how you plan to leverage those in this internship.

Note: If you are applying for internships in Dramaturgy, Development, Marketing, or Education, you will need to submit an academic writing sample in addition to the answer you enter below. See submission instructions at the end of this document.


*Indicates a required field.