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Creative Development Disney Theatrical Group - Summer 2019

Description: Disney Theatrical Group is currently seeking a passionate self-starter for a summer internship in the Creative Development department. The intern will gain a comprehensive understanding of how Disney Theatrical Group develops a new show from the kernel of the idea, through selecting the creative team, developing the script, producing the show and ultimately supporting worldwide licensing of the material. He or she will gain first-hand knowledge of how our productions fit into the theatrical landscape as a whole, as well as exposure to both the creative and business aspects of producing. •Tracking of new musicals: Developing a comprehensive chart for all shows premiering throughout the country, prioritizing which shows are most important and creating a plan for scouting (including any necessary travel) •Providing coverage for New York summer theatre festivals including NYMF, Fringe NYC, Midtown International, Lincoln Center Festival, etc. •Assist in preparations for developmental readings and labs •Editing and proofing of licensed scripts, scores and support materials •Administrative assistance for upcoming developmental regional productions •Research assistance for shows in development •Reading approved script and demo submissions

Salary Unknown
Type of Opportunity Internship
Location New York, NY
Degree Wanted None Required
Field of Study Any, Visual & Performing Arts, Theatre, Dance, Communications
Special Skills & Requirements Basic Qualifications Candidates must be pursuing a degree in theatre with an interest towards a career in producing, directing, music directing or creative development. Ideally he or she will have directed or produced at least one production (at any level: school, community, etc.). Required skills are as follows: •A tremendous passion for new theatrical works, especially musicals, and a working knowledge of the names and credits of established theater makers •Excellent writing and proofreading skills •Ability to read music •A willingness to cover at least 4 shows per week •Proficiency of Microsoft Office. (Working knowledge of Finale and Final Draft are preferred) •A friendly, collaborative spirit with passion for excellence. Required Education Currently pursuing an undergraduate degree in theatre or related. Additional Information Program Qualifications: •Must be at least 18 years of age •Must possess unrestricted work authorization •Must provide full work availability from May 31, 2016 through August 12, 2016 •Must provide own housing and transportation to/from work. Positions are in New York, NY. •Must be enrolled in an undergraduate program at a college/university taking at least one class in the semester/quarter prior to participation in the internship program, AND returning to school for at least one semester at the completion of the internship
About the Company: DISNEY THEATRICAL GROUP (DTG) operates under the direction of Thomas Schumacher and is among the world’s most successful commercial theatre enterprises, bringing live entertainment events to a global annual audience of more than 19 million people in more than 50 countries. Under the Disney Theatrical Productions banner, the group produces and licenses Broadway musicals around the world, including Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King, Elton John & Tim Rice’s Aida, TARZAN®, Mary Poppins, a co-production with Cameron Mackintosh, The Little Mermaid, Peter and the Starcatcher, and Newsies. Aladdin is its most recent Tony Award-winning Broadway hit. Other successful stage musical ventures have included the Olivier-nominated London hit Shakespeare in Love, stage productions of Disney’s High School Musical, Der Glöckner Von Notre Dame in Berlin, and King David in concert. DTP has collaborated with the country’s leading regional theatres to develop new stage titles including The Jungle Book and The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Disney Theatrical Group also delivers live shows globally through its license to Feld Entertainment, producer of Disney on Ice and Disney Live! For over 30 years, Disney on Ice and Disney Live! have brought beloved Disney stories and characters annually to over 12 million guests in nearly 50 countries worldwide, through productions such as Marvel Universe Live! and Frozen, the most well attended and highest grossing Disney on Ice production to date. In addition, DTG licenses musical titles for local, school and community theatre productions through Music Theatre International, including The Lion King Experience, a unique holistic arts education program wherein accredited elementary and middle schools produce condensed, age-appropriate JR. and KIDS adaptations of The Lion King.
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