Gavin Mahlie “All Things Shakespeare” Program 2017-04-20T19:36:33+00:00

The Gavin Mahlie All Things Shakespeare Program

The Gavin Mahlie All Things Shakespeare Program is designed to provide a professional development opportunity for emerging theatre makers. Recipients work with NOSFT company members and receive mentorship in their respective discipline, as well as a paid stipend. The categories listed below are the areas in which the Festival offers internships:

  • Acting
  • Costume construction / Wardrobe management
  • Stage Management / Running crew

Candidates for internships must:

  • Be a high school junior or senior, or entering college.
  • Have at least one year of experience in an academic theatre environment.
  • Be available for 135 hours of work sometime between June 1 and July 23. 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. 

How to apply

The deadline for 2017 has passed. Details for 2018 will be posted here at a later date. 

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.