Seattle Repertory Theatre is committed to producing the highest quality programming and we believe that our ability to contribute to excellence in the arts depends on building a community whose members come from diverse cultures, backgrounds, and life experiences.

We are part of a growing movement in theatre to ensure that those who have been excluded historically—focusing particularly on racial and ethnic groups, LGBTQIA+ people, people with disabilities, and women— are at the decision-making table, reflected in our programming, and represented on our staff.

Why Apply to the PATP at Seattle Rep?

  • As a Seattle Repertory Theatre Intern or Apprentice, you are intimately involved in the process of creating art at a first class regional theatre. Check out About Seattle Rep for more details.
  • You get to participate in Professional Workshops (a.k.a. Seminars).
    • With this unique learning opportunity, Interns and Apprentices learn about the many different departments at the Rep and discover more about the non-profit theatre industry as a whole. The Rep's staff is full of successful professionals who are thrilled to share their experiences with the PATP cohort. Many, in fact, are PATP graduates themselves. Networking at seminars is a vital part of locating post-PATP job opportunities in Seattle and elsewhere.
  • Interns and Apprentices are not “grunt labor” at Seattle Rep. Interns and Apprentices are here to learn what a career in non-profit theatre is all about. The entire Rep staff is committed to this mission. Interns and Apprentices are more likely to find themselves teaching as part of a school residency or assisting a designer than getting someone a cup of coffee.
  • The PATP has existed for over 25+ years, so we've had plenty of time to develop a well-structured internship experience.
  • You'll be part of the PATP cohort. It provides a fun and supportive social scene if that’s what you’d like and it means you aren't the only one around who's just starting a professional career.
  • Working at a place like the Rep, Interns and Apprentices have had the opportunity to meet and work with some of the hottest artists in today's theatre—you will, too. To do a little name dropping—Mary Zimmerman, Wendy Wasserstein, Rebecca Gilman, Christopher Ashley, Jerick Hoffer (Jinkx Monsoon), Kimber Lee, R. Hamilton Wright, Tim Bond, Robert Schenkkan, Bill Rauch, Anna Ziegler, Wilson Milam, Justin Huertas, Keiko Green, Carey Wong, Quinn Franzen, Chuck Leggett, L.B. Morse, Paul Budraitis, Allison Narver, Michael Winters, Matt Smucker, Alex Timbers, Juliette Carrillo, Joe Mantello, May Adrales, Carey Perloff, and more...
  • Smart and successful people who love theatre are all around you—including the Rep staff and the Board of Trustees.
  • Between all of the available comp tickets and Pay-What-You-Can nights in Seattle, you can see a lot of theatre around town without putting a dent in your budget.