Seattle Rep’s renowned Professional Arts Training Program has been preparing theatre artists and administrators for over 20 years.

Below are some of the frequently asked questions:

When are applications available for the 2020/21 PATP?

Applications for the 2020/2021 season will open Monday, January 6, 2020. Applications must be received in our offices by Monday, March 9, 2020.

Do you offer mid-season internships?

No. All of our Internships and Apprenticeships will take place for 25-30 weeks during our full season (August – June).

Are there acting internships?

No, we do not offer acting Internship or Apprenticeship opportunities.

I’m not available for part of the standard 25-30 week contract period—can I still do an internship?

Starting/ending dates may vary by department and depending on the season, so please ask about the timeline for a specific program if this is a concern. But generally, contracts are for the full 30 week season.

Can I talk to current Interns/Apprentices about their experiences at Seattle Rep?

Yes! Contact us and we can put you in touch with some of this year’s participants. Don’t worry if you don’t get an immediate response—it just means we’re busy!

Will I be able to have a second, part-time job?

Maybe. Work schedules are different depending on the type of Internship/Apprenticeship. A few of the positions have fairly regular work hours that do allow for evening jobs, but others (for example: Lighting Design), have shifting schedules that differ according to a play’s production schedule.

Should I expect to receive a confirmation that Seattle Rep received my application?

Yes, you will receive an email confirming receipt of your application.

When should I expect to hear back about my application?

Supervisors usually schedule interviews with their top candidates by the end of April and make offers by mid-May. All applicants will receive notice by the end of May.

Can I get academic credit for this internship?

If Interns or Apprentices wish to receive academic credit for their time with us, it is the Intern/Apprentice’s responsibility to make arrangements with the sponsoring institution. Academic credit is up to the discretion of the participant’s college or university. Seattle Rep will provide the sponsoring institution any necessary reports or evaluations.

I don’t see an answer to my question. Who do I contact?

If you have any questions about the application process, please contact our PATP Coordinator. We suggest you get in touch with the PATP Coordinator no later than February 24 to answer any questions you may have. The closer we get to the deadline, the busier we’ll be and we cannot guarantee a speedy response. Thanks for understanding!