General Auditions

Individuals interested in being considered for future ACTC productions should submit their theatrical resume and photographic headshot, via U.S. Mail to:

Susan K. Berkompas, Producing Artistic Director
American Coast Theater Company
Vanguard University
55 Fair Drive
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
No digital submissions will be accepted.

Internship Information

The ACTC internship program offers an exciting opportunity for undergraduate students to gain professional experience by working side-by-side with administrators, equity artists, and professional designers.

Interns undertake a variety of projects, which provide a challenging educational experience for them, while meeting the needs of the company. Intern assignments are awarded based upon the qualifications and interest of the applicant, as well as the specific needs of each production. ACTC directors and managers provide focused professional supervision and experience to each intern assigned to their areas. Duties for the intern include production support and teaching workshops with the American Coast Children’s Theatre.

Typically, internships are available in the following areas:
Stage Management, Front of House Operations (Box Office & Marketing), Scenery, Costuming, Audio, and Lighting.

ACTC offers internships during the summer months, typically from mid May to mid August. Students applying for the program are required to be registered for credit with Vanguard University. Internship positions have dorm room housing available.

Continuing Vanguard University students should contact by April 1 for each summer season to schedule an interview.

For students who do not attend Vanguard University:
Please mail the following to by April 1 for each summer season.
Applicants should submit: Internship application form, cover letter, technical skills sheet (if design technician or stage manager) and a current resume.

Course Description – THEA 450C: Theatre Internship (1-2 units)
Prerequisite: This must be arranged the previous semester and must be approved by the student’s advisor. The student is to serve a minimum 150-hour internship with one of our approved professional theaters. Freshmen may not take this course.