Employment & Auditions

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 ProductionJobs@irtlive.com and include the words “Resume Submission” or “Overhire” 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 Youth Auditions | NEW DATE ADDED - August 7th, 2019!
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There are youth roles available in three shows in the 2019-2020 Season: A Christmas Carol, The Watsons Go to Birmingham–1963, and Sense and Sensibility

Young actors ages 7-17 years old (must be 8 years old by September 2019). Children of all cultures and ethnicities are encouraged to audition.

Fall Auditions 
Monday, August 5th FULL
Tuesday, August 6th FULL
*NEW* Wednesday, August 7th at 4:00-4:45 for ages 7-12 and 6:00-6:45 for ages 13-17.

Callbacks will be held in mid-August. An email will be sent at the end of the Fall Auditions for A Christmas Carol Callbacks.

To arrange an audition time, click here to fill out a short Google form. Have additional questions? Contact Seema Juneja at 317.635.5277 or sjuneja@irtlive.com. Space is limited, so secure your audition slot now!

Auditions will be a combination of group activity and individual performance. Come in comfortable clothes to move. Once you sign up for an audition, an email will be sent confirming your spot along with more materials.

Ben Hanna, IRT's Associate Artistic Director and director of this year's production of A Christmas Carol, will lead the audition. Actors will be in the room with other auditioners and at least one other IRT staff member.

No. This is a casting audition only. For a chance to work with IRT to improve your skills alongside professional artists, check out our other educational programming. 

More information about the rehearsal and performance schedules will be available at the audition. Please note that many performances of our shows occur during the school day and may require permission from your school or district to participate. 


Usher at the IRT
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Interested in getting involved as an usher at the IRT? Volunteer to usher at any of our performances throughout the year and receive access to watch the performance you usher. 

Already an usher? Log in here.

If you would like more information or want to be registered as a new volunteer please send an email to House Manager Julia McCarty at jmccarty@irtlive.com. If you need immediate usher information during business hours, please contact Randy Talley, Executive Assistant, at 317.916.4801 or rtalley@irtlive.com.


About IRT's 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

Available internships will be listed in the space below. Follow the directions outlined in the internship description to apply. Please note that unless otherwise specified, IRT internships are unpaid, and do not include housing.

In the event that no internships are currently available, you can address general internship inquiries to Sarah Geis, Education Manager, at sgeis@irtlive.com or 317.916.4841. 

Summer Workshop Internships | Mon-Fri | 8:00-4:00 | June 15-July 17
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Summer Youth Workshops Intern
Internship Dates: Monday-Friday, 8:00AM to 4:00PM, June 15-July 17 with training on June 8-10

The IRT Summer Youth Workshops experience is an immersion into the creative process of theatre. Young people with a passion for this art form learn about theatre-making from professional actors, administrators, directors, and technicians, as well as their peers. Interns work with children ages 8-18, assist professional teaching artists with daily assignments as well as leading theatre warm-up games, maintaining class spaces, and supporting administration. Applicants should be self-motivated, responsible, creative, and passionate about working with youth. 

Primary Responsibilities Include: 

  • Assist with daily checking in and out of students
  • Lead whole-group warm-up exercises
  • Escort students to and from classes and restrooms
  • Attend, observe, and participate in each class
  • Assist instructors during the class period as necessary
  • Monitor students during lunch period
  • Prepare and clean the teaching spaces
  • Attend daily intern meetings 

Education and/or Experience:

  • Interns must be enrolled as a student in a college or university either during the summer or in the fall after the internship
  • Experience supervising children in a class, tutoring, or camp capacity preferred
  • Experience in theatre or performance a plus, but not required
  • Energetic and enthusiastic attitude
  • Ability to supervise and support young people in a creative learning environment
  • Attention to detail and ability to faithfully implement procedures
  • Desire to engage with performing arts as a teacher and student

Physical Demands:

  • Must be able to supervise young people, including tending to minor scrapes and bruises
  • Must be able to escort students throughout the Theatre to multiple teaching spaces
  • Interns are expected to participate in all performing exercises when possible
  • Some lifting and moving of rehearsal furniture and classroom equipment may be required
  • Interns must have reliable transportation to and from the theatre

Interns will receive a weekly stipend of $150 for five weeks, from June 15 – July 17. Housing and transportation are the responsibility of the intern. 

TO APPLY: Please submit a resume, cover letter, and at least three references to Sarah Geis, Education Manager, at sgeis@irtlive.com. Please put "Summer Workshops Internships" in the subject line of your email. In your cover letter please address the following topics: 

What you expect to gain from an internship at Summer Youth Workshops
Your strengths and weaknesses
Your experience working with young people

Applications for the Summer Youth Workshops Internships are due February 29th, 2020.