We have just completed the process of assembling our 2017 intern team and are looking forward to welcoming them to Ko. However, we are taking a waiting list, just in case we have someone who has to withdraw.
Our 2018 intern selection process will begin in late February.
The performances at Ko are curated on a theme that we think will entertain, provoke and inspire our audiences – this year “Tactics for Trying Times.”
All our shows are adventurous, devised works created by the people who perform them & their teams of collaborators. We are not ready to announce our season yet, but as soon as we are you’ll be able visit our home page for more information about our 2017 lineup. In addition, we offer rehearsal residencies and intensive 6-day workshops by master teachers. Interns may take the workshops at a greatly reduced rate.
Who Might Be Interested
Naturally those with a theater or dance background, but also to those compelled by the devised work, civic dialogue or ensemble or solo performance. Most often our interns are undergraduate or graduate students, but we have also had faculty members and practicing professionals who want to re-energize and widen their horizons join us.
Interns have ranged from 18-55 and have been students, educators and professionals looking to expand their horizons.
Interns work closely with the staff and the visiting artists to execute the full range of summer activities, including mounting and running of the shows, assisting with rehearsal residencies where new work is being created, hosting the visiting artists and workshop students, and the creation of visual displays about the work.
Experience, particularly in the technical and front-of-house aspects of production, is welcome but all interns will receive additional training for their work, which will be in a multiplicity of production areas. Our interns do not specialize. We do, however, take requests for particular assignments for particular productions. We assume each intern will come to us with some skills, but that nobody will have experience in all of our task areas. We have time in our schedule to train each of our interns in multiple new skills.
Interns are full members of the artistic community at the festival, and as such are encouraged to participate in the discussions that follow all the performances at the festival.
All activities will be held on the Amherst College campus in Amherst, MA between beginning June 28 or 29 and interns will depart August 9.
Internship dates may be somewhat flexible.
The internships are unpaid, but cost of living is low and housing is provided. Interns are housed on campus along with Festival artists and staff in single rooms in a wonderful mansion with a large and fully-equipped kitchen.
Interns are eligible to use the state-of-the-art campus gym and pool. There is a bike path right near the housing and the center of Amherst is just a short walk away. Cars are useful, but not absolutely necessary as the housing, studio and performance spaces are all within walking distance.
The nearest airport is Bradley Field in Hartford, CT (BDL).
Download the application form HERE
Email it to email@example.com and Artistic Director, Sabrina Hamilton, will contact you to set up a phone or Skype/FaceTime interview.
QUESTIONS? Call (413) 427-6147.