Support the next generation of great Atlanta artists!

About the Project

The Intern Company at Actor's Express is one of the most rigorous and successful programs of its kind in the Atlanta area. It is designed to bridge the gap between the educational and professional phases of early career artists. In residence for a full calendar year, interns work intensively in their respective areas of specialty and are also immersed in all layers of professional theatre. The 2017-18 Intern Company at Actor’s Express is made up of 11 emerging artists.

As part of the learning process, interns take courses, understudy mainstage roles and receive training in technical and administrative areas of theatre operations. Participants have the opportunity to audition for roles in mainstage productions and participate in new play readings and workshops. The program culminates in a production of a new work commissioned specifically for the interns. In the words of Artistic Director Freddie Ashley, “Actor’s Express is a teaching theatre.”

The intern program is offered free of charge to the participate, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t cost money. Here’s what we need to make sure this intern class has access to to best in professional training:

  • Class Instructors $6,000 - Interns take 10 classes on topics ranging from stage combat to acting for the camera taught by professional Atlanta artists. All classes are provided free of charge.
  • Showcase $3,000 - The intern year culminates in a fully produced new play commissioned for the Intern Company. This year’s play will be written by Atlanta playwright Suehyla El-Attar.
  • Administrative Support $1,000 - AE administrative staff members train and support the Intern Company throughout the year.

By investing in the artists of tomorrow, AE invests in the future of theatre as an art form. This program offers some of the best post-undergraduate training in the state and introduces well trained and passionate artists to the Atlanta community. 60% of the artists who go through this program stay to live and work in the state of Georgia.

Don't forget! All donations will be matched 1:1 by the City of Atlanta Mayor's Office of Cultural Affairs.


Matching Sponsors

Our generous sponsors will contribute $1 for every $1 donated to this project up to $5,000 ! (pending matching fund availability)

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