The Gavin Mahlie All Things Shakespeare Program

The 2016 application process is complete. Congrats to our interns!

The Gavin Mahlie All Things Shakespeare Program is designed to provide a professional development opportunity for emerging artists and aspiring arts administrators. Recipients are paired with a professional NOSFT company member and receive mentorship in their respective discipline. The categories listed below are the areas in the festival where internships are available:

  • Costume construction / Wardrobe management
  • Stage Management / Running crew
  • Marketing and public relations

Candidates for internships must:

  • Be a high school junior or senior, or a college student.
  • Have at least one year of experience in an academic theatre environment.
  • Be available for 135 hours of work sometime between May 16 and July 31. Schedules will be determined based on departmental need.
  • Have dependable transportation.
  • Obtain permission from a guardian (if under 18 years of age).

Housing and travel are not provided. 

Information for the 2017 season will be posted here in the spring of 2017.

Questions? Contact:
Chaney Tullos, Director of Operations
(504) 314-7788

About Gavin

The Festival’s All Things Shakespeare Program is dedicated to the memory of Gavin Mahlie, founding company member and one of New Orleans’ most beloved actors. Dr. Buzz Podewell, the late scholar/director and Tulane faculty member, once said of Gavin, “…beyond being an actor, he was the most decent human being I’ve ever met. Just a loving man.”

Giving up a career in law to become a full-time actor, he was the only actor to appear in every one of the first 12 seasons of the Shakespeare Festival at Tulane, playing such roles as Benedick in Much Ado About Nothing, Brutus in Julius Caesar, Shylock in The Merchant of Venice, Richard II, Richard III, Laertes in Hamlet and Banquo in Macbeth. Gavin Mahlie passed away suddenly in his sleep in 2006, leaving behind a legacy that still lives on at the Festival.