The Directing/Casting Internship provides an opportunity to assist leading directors in the field and be part of the day-to-day life of regional theater artistic staff. As an assistant, you will work on 3-4 shows, with duties that can range from taking notes, script supervision, research, observation, and more.

This Internship is unique in that you get to spend roughly half the time in rehearsal and half the time in the Seattle Rep admin offices as part of the Casting team. As the Directing/Casting Intern, you will help organize and run auditions for our mainstage season, and attend showcases, general auditions, and readings throughout the year. In addition, you will participate in season planning, artistic staff meetings, and additional artistic work as assigned.

Casting Director and Associate Producer of The Other Season and Special Projects Kaytlin McIntyre is the supervisor for the Directing/Casting Intern (and a former Casting Intern herself). Her advice for future Directing/Casting Interns: "This internship is a great opportunity for emerging directors. It provides a valuable link between the academic and professional worlds."

At the end of this internship, participants will:

  • Learn about the art of directing through assisting, discussions, and optional guided projects
  • Be exposed to and build relationships with some of the top directors in the country
  • Gain valuable credits as an Assistant Director in a professional regional theatre
  • Participate in the casting process from start to finish and understand every factor that contributes to a successful casting session
  • Have a working knowledge of AEA guidelines
  • Participate in season planning and understand how an artistic staff operates
  • Build a network of theatrical professionals in Seattle and nationally


  • Interest in Directing and experience as an assistant director (Directing experience is preferred, but not required)
  • Strong people skills—comfortable communicating with a broad range of personalities over phone, email, and in person; displays sensitivity and emotional intelligence
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Self-motivated and interested in all elements of the theatre
  • Flexibility and a good sense of humor