Distinction for the future. Nurturing the next generation of theatre professionals.


The Studio Tenn Internship Program launched in January of 2017.  The mission of the program is to provide initial exposure to professional theater under the mentorship of a veteran professional.  All interns learn skills in their chosen emphasis that help to propel them to their next theatrical endeavor. Participants in the first year of the program came from across the nation spanning from New York University to Arizona State University. 

Where have they gone?

  • Book of Mormon on Broadway

  • The New Group

  • COUNtry music Hall of Fame

  • Warner Music

  • Disney World Theme Parks

  • Royal Academy of Theater and Film in London

  • Atlanta Music Theater Festival

  • Cleveland Playhouse

  • Ground Hog's Day (Broadway)

  • Tennessee Performing Arts Center

  • Nashville Children's Theater

  • Outside Paid Regional Workshops and Readings

  • Hired by Studio Tenn Theatre Company

  • Disney Theatrical

28 Interns in 2018:

  • Four all department interns

  • Four development interns

  • Four costuming interns

  • Three artistic interns

  • Two marketing interns

  • Two company management interns

  • Two scenic interns


  • One social media intern

  • One makeup intern

  • One literary intern

  • One producing intern

  • One audio intern

  • One high school entry level intern 

Don't just take our word for it:

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I’ve worked with seven running Broadway and off-Broadway shows… It’s been a dream come true, and it would have been completely impossible for me without the skills and language I learned at Studio Tenn.
— Abi Inglis, Company Management Intern 2017
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My internship at Studio Tenn equipped me with the skills and training I needed to move forward in the world of professional theatre.  Because of my internship, I’ve been able to land an amazing job with Arizona State University Gammage and work for amazing tours like Hamilton!
— Jessie Hixson, Administrative Management Intern 2017
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Not only did I learn valuable skills throughout my internship, but I’ve been able to continue my work at Studio Tenn and am now an assistant stage manager!  If not for Studio Tenn, I would have never been able to hone the skills I needed to take my production experience to the next level.  An invaluable internship, to say the least!
— Aubrey Downing, Production Intern 2017