Student Opportunities

This page is updated regularly as TDPS is notified of new opportunities. Corresponding deadlines are listed when available. If you would like to list an opportunity or resource, please email

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PlayOffs Festival presented by the Playwrights' Center of San Francisco

Aug. 1–15, 2020 | Free

Each weekend will feature eight different 10-minute plays written by PCSF members. The audience will vote for your favorite two plays of each cohort. The play with the most votes from each of the six groups will go on to a full production in the Fall.

Performing Arts


Your Worst Nightmare Short Play Festival

Submissions Due by Aug. 15, 2020  |  $10 Entry Fee

Strange Prescription Productions is seeking submissions for the first annual Your Worst Nightmare Short Play Festival to be produced at the Shelton Theater in San Francisco November 6th and 7th.

Worth Ryder Art Gallery | 2020 Open Call Student Art Exhibition

Proposal Deadline by Sep. 4, 2020

The Worth Ryder Art Gallery invites ALL UC Berkeley student artists to submit their work to our annual Open Call Student Art Exhibition!

Call for Full-Length Plays — Stage to Screen

Submissions Due by Dec. 31, 2020

We are looking for an unproduced play to feature in our "Stage to Screen" series. This play should have 6 or fewer actors, and no previous productions. The chosen play(s) will be produced as an elevated workshop production. Additionally, each production will be filmed and a trailer will be made available to the author as a means to assist in promoting the work. The play(s) chosen will be awarded a monetary prize of $1000. Please go to our website at for more details.

Gritty City Repertory New Works Program

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Stipend: $100 (table read), $250 (staged reading)

The New Works Program features two opportunities: the Staged Reading Series and Table Read Tuesdays, both of which take place multiple times over the course of our 2020–2021 season.

The Staged Reading Series is a program for Gritty City Repertory to support the creation of dynamic new work by playwrights of color. This season's 4 staged readings will focus, respectively, on the themes of Education, Decolonization, Love and Juneteenth.

Table Read Tuesdays are a vehicle for Gritty City Repertory to find new work with potential for future production by our youth ensemble. We are actively seeking to commission and support playwrights in developing work that fits our unique needs — large cast size, characters in their teens, twenties, thirties, and other details you can find on our submission guidelines page.


Please check back for opportunities.

Visit the Callboard for TDPS audition information


QUACK presented by Shotgun Players

August 6–15 | Online

Tickets are offered on a pay-what-you-can scale. All proceeds go towards paying the artists, production team, and Shotgun staff members. We understand that COVID-19 has affected many people's financial situation, so you can enter the promotional code PLACEBO on the seat selection page to access $0 tickets.


Ongoing Opportunities — Greater Bay Area

American Conservatory Theater Fellowship Program

Axis Dance Company Jobs & Internships

Berkeley Repertory Theatre Fellowships

Kollaboration SF Fellowship Program

Magic Theatre Fellowships & Internships

Playwrights Foundation Internships & Fellowships

San Francisco Mime Troupe Summer Internships

San Francisco Opera Internships

Review Bay Area Plays for Theatrius

Transcendence Theatre Apprenticeships

Ongoing Opportunities — Beyond the Bay Area

Actors Theatre — Louisville, KY

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater — New York, NY

American Dance Festival — Durham, NC 

The American Repertory Theater — Cambridge, MA

Arena Stage — Washington DC

Asolo Repertory Theater — Sarasota, FL

Barter Theatre — Abingdon, VA

Capital Stage — Sacramento, CA

Classic Stage Company — New York, NY

Cleveland Play House — Cleveland, OH

Come on Out – English Camp Summer Internship — Japan

Croswell Opera House — Adrian, MI

Eugene O’Neill Theater Center — Waterford, CT

Great River Shakespeare Festival — Winona, MN

Joffrey Ballet School — New York, NY

Jujamcyn Theaters — New York, NY

The Naples Players — Naples, FL

Oregon Shakespeare Festival — Ashland, OR

Playhouse on the Square — Memphis, TN

The Public Theatre — New York, NY

Santa Cruz Shakespeare — Santa Cruz, CA

Shakespeare & Company — Lenox, MA

Seattle Repertory Theatre Professional Arts Training Program — Seattle, WA

Stage Directors And Choreographers (SDC) National Union — New York, NY

Walnut Street Theatre Professional Apprentice Program — Philadelphia, PA


Entrepreneur in Residence — ODC Dance (San Francisco)

Posted July 14, 2020

The EIR will help ODC drive growth and strategic renewal by transforming the organization's mission delivery (traditionally achieved through dance classes, contemporary dance performances, theater presentations, Healthy Dancer Clinic offerings, and special activities) from exclusively in-person, live experiences to digital experiences, with focus on creating sustainable new value through the use of digital tools, platforms, technologies, services, and processes.

Director of Development — TheatreWorks Silicon Valley

Posted July 14, 2020

To apply, send a resume and cover letter, outlining how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of the position and stating how you heard about this opportunity, addressed to Phil Santora, Executive Director, at

Set Dresser — Academy of Art University (San Francisco)

Posted July 8, 2020

Academy of Art University has an immediate opening for a talented Set Dresser to support the School of Motion Pictures & Television. This is a full-time position (40 hours per week for 48 weeks per year). The Set Dresser will work with a team of faculty and students to design the sets and props that are used for learning as well as for film and television projects.

Ongoing Opportunities

Alonzo King LINES Ballet — San Francisco, CA

Aurora Theatre — Berkeley, CA

Bay Area Children’s Theatre

Berkeley Arts + Design Jobs and Internships Search

Berkeley Repertory Theatre — Berkeley, CA

CounterPulse Theater — San Francisco, CA

Golden Thread Theatre Company — San Francisco, CA

Joffrey Ballet School — New York, NY

San Francisco Ballet

San Francisco Opera

Academic / Educational


Shawl-Anderson Dance Center: Virtual Movement Classes & Online Resources

Offerings from the community include "Gaga People" with James Graham (TDPS Dance Lecturer) and a "MoTor/Music Body Music Workshop"​ with Evie Ladin (recent TDPS Guest Artist).

Dancing Alone Together

Dance-based online classes, dance-making prompts and communities, and streamed dance performances

The Slate by Backstage

Stay Active While Isolated With Backstage's Digital Seminars


U.S. Programs

Dance West Fest — Salt Lake City, UT

The School at Jacob’s Pillow — Becket, MA

Shakespeare Academy — Stratford, CT

Somatic Education Program at Moving On Center — Berkeley, CA

UC Berkeley Washington Program — Washington, DC

Urbanity Dance Summer Intensives — Boston, MA

International Programs

European Innovation Academy — Portugal

ImPulsTanz — Austria

JUNTOS Collective — Works with university students to provide dance workshops/performances in underserved communities

Movement Exchange — Panama or Brazil

UC Education Abroad Programs — 40+ Countries

UC Davis Study Abroad Opportunities

Please Note: Although TDPS does basic vetting of these opportunities, this list does not imply endorsement of any organization or individual. Whenever possible, the Department will provide links to credible information about each opportunity's sponsor. If you have a serious concern regarding an opportunity, please contact the TDPS Undergraduate Advisor,