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Research & Internships

Every time you work with Furman Theatre faculty and staff on a production, you’re engaging in their Research side by side. And our students take part in multiple internships throughout their time with us because they are the building blocks to professional connections, experience, and progress in our industry.

Research

Students can apply for the Research Fellowship in Theatrical Production, which is a unique program created to support theatrical design and other creative, research-based activities of students involved in Furman Theatre’s play productions during the academic year. Up to three Fellowships are available each semester. Each Fellowship carries a $500 stipend and up to $1000 for material costs. Interested students are asked to consult with the theatre professor who will mentor their project and then apply through the Office of Undergraduate Research.

Internships

Internships are the gateway to the professional world, so Furman Theatre helps you connect with people and organizations to help you succeed. Each year we travel to the Southeastern Theatre Conference (SETC) and United States Institute of Theatre Technology (USITT) to help students find jobs and internships in acting, directing, design, technical, marketing, teaching, event planning, and many other fields related to the broad theatre world, in addition to connecting our students to other opportunities in Greenville and beyond.

Where have students worked or interned? Here is a list of a few places our students have been:

  • Accademia dell’Arte
  • Actor’s Express
  • Berkshire Theatre Group
  • Centre Stage South Carolina
  • Cleveland Playhouse
  • East 15
  • Florida Rep
  • Flux Theatre Ensemble
  • GLOW Lyric Theatre
  • Greenville Theatre
  • Jenny Wiley Theatre
  • National Theater Institute
  • Porthouse Theatre
  • The Public Theater
  • Shakespeare Birthplace Trust
  • South Carolina Children’s Theatre
  • Spoleto Festival USA
  • Theatre West Virginia
  • Upstate Shakespeare Festival
  • The Warehouse Theatre