Riotous Youth

This internship is designed for young artists either beginning or considering a career in theatre. This program combines mentorship, training and experience in teaching artistry, Shakespeare performance, and collaborative theatre-making.

Stay tuned for 2024 application details! To read what participants say about the program, check out this blog post.

WHO: Young and emerging artists, ages 18-30
WHEN: June – September 1, 2023
WHAT: Read about the many program components below!

Please check back here or follow us on social for program updates. For questions, please email Katie Johnstone

2024 Program Breakdown

Early June – August 30, 2024 with approximately 20 hours/week supporting Bard education programming and events. Interns receive mentorship, free classes, and an honorarium.

Each Riotous Youth is paired with a professional theatre artist who will act as their mentor throughout the program. Based on the participant’s career goals and interests, this could be a director, playwright, performer, choreographer, or even administrator. Over the summer, they connect regularly to share experiences and insights, and discuss the myriad paths for pursuing a career in theatre.

Teaching Artist Training
The Riotous Youth support professional Teaching Artists in facilitating our Summer Camps for kids and teens. Here they will gain experience in teaching artistry, workshop facilitation, leadership, and working with young people.

Weekly classes/rehearsals are hosted at the BMO Theatre Centre for the entire group, facilitated by various Bard Faculty. During this time, the Riotous Youth have a chance to develop technique while exploring and playing with text, story, and character from a variety of perspectives.

Riotous Youth is generously supported by