VOLUNTEER WITH US
Delaware Theatre Company is always on the lookout for new volunteers to usher during performances, as well as to help with various tasks in marketing, production, education, and more.
For more information, contact:
Marketing & Patron Experience Manager
Thank you for your interest in submitting a script to Delaware Theatre Company. DTC only accepts scripts submitted by literary agents at this time. We regret that we are unable to read unsolicited scripts and those not submitted by literary agents, including letters of inquiry, summaries, or page excerpts.
Read time for solicited materials is approximately six months.
We are interested in new full-length plays/musicals with an approximate maximum cast size of ten actors.
Literary agents may send plays to:
Delaware Theatre Company
200 Water Street
Wilmington, DE 19801
There are no job openings at this time.
About Delaware Theatre Company
Delaware Theatre Company creates theatre of the highest professional quality in Delaware and thereby enriches the vitality of the area through artistic programming, education, and community service. At its heart, theatre is community. By telling our stories, by shining a light on our shared experiences, theatre strengthens the bonds between us. Connects us. That's what community is about - and that's what we're about. Delaware Theatre Company has been connecting people for more than 40 years.
In 1979, Delaware Theatre Company found its first home in an abandoned firehouse in downtown Wilmington. After minor renovations funded by the city, individual donors and sweat equity, the company was ready to put on a show. From that very first day, the goal was to show that theatre—an ancient, powerful art form—could touch every human emotion. DTC has succeeded in doing so ever since.
About the Apprenticeship Program
Apprenticeships are focused, full-time, on-the-job, season-long positions. Apprenticeships are designed for individuals looking to advance their careers in a specific trade by working in a professional theatre company. Apprentices work as professionals alongside department heads with focused training, periodic reviews, and special educational sessions.
Apprenticeships are cross-departmental with the majority of their time worked in their chosen field, but will include some assignments in other departments as opportunities and needs arise. Apprenticeships are local positions; Delaware Theatre Company cannot provide housing, travel, or health insurance for these positions.
Apprenticeships are available in the following departments:
Scenery - The Scenic Apprentice will work alongside the Technical Director and the Assistant Technical Director in the fabrication, installation, and strike of scenic elements for mainstage productions, education events, and special events. The Scenic department also participates in the development and implementation of projects to maintain and advance the safety and productivity of the facility. The Scenic Apprentice will serve as a member of run crew on select productions.
Electrics - The Electrics Apprentice will work alongside the Master Electrician and the Assistant Master Electrician in the installation, focus, tech, performance, and strike of all electrical elements for mainstage productions, education events, and special events. The Electric Department also participates in the development and implementation of projects to maintain and advance the safety and productivity of the facility. The Electrics Apprentice will serve as a member of the electrics run crew on select productions.
Candidates should be collaborative, driven, and passionate, with good communication skills and a willingness to dive in.
Candidates must have some experience in the field they are applying. As this is designed to be an early-career opportunity, DTC is open to a wide range of previous experience including academic/collegiate training, community theatre, professional work, etc. Apprentices should be able to demonstrate that they have explored their field and are committed to using the season to expand their skills and further their career goals.
This is a full-time position with night and weekend hours. Candidate should be available for the entirety of the season, as listed in the season dates.
2020-2021 Season Information
Applications Due by March 1, 2020
Apprenticeship Dates: August 17, 2020 - May 16, 2021
Salary: $500/week paid as W4 employee
To Apply: Send a cover letter and resume to email@example.com
Delaware Theatre Company prizes diversity in our art and in our hiring; minority candidates are encouraged to apply.
If you would like to be added to our roster of part-time, hourly (aka overhire) technicians, please email a resume to firstname.lastname@example.org along with information about which kind of work you are qualified for and interested in. We generally have the greatest need for load-in/strike carpenters, electricians, build carpenters, and stitchers, but would be glad to know more technicians, of all persuasions.