Northern Stage

The collaborative relationship between Dartmouth College and Northern Stage, a professional regional theater in White River Junction, Vermont provides Dartmouth theater students with extraordinary access to a fully professional and nationally renowned theater company. Northern Stage is located just 10 minutes from the Dartmouth campus. This close relationship between Northern Stage and Dartmouth College helps to guide Dartmouth students to long and fulfilling careers in the American theater, and is an important stepping-stone from the study of theater to the practice of theater as a professional endeavor. Internships are offered in acting, directing, production and arts administration. A recently created post-graduate one year internship has been launched to help a recent graduate navigate the transition from academia to real life practice. Dartmouth students also receive discounted tickets, access to visiting professionals, and opportunities to act onstage alongside nationally renowned artists.

“As a member of the Dartmouth theater faculty and Artistic Director of Northern Stage, I am proud to offer the opportunity for our students to receive hands on training with nationally renowned artists and administrators. The journey to a career in the theater is made much smoother for students who are given the firm foundation of real world professional experience,” says Northern Stage Artistic Director and Dartmouth Senior Lecturer Carol Dunne. “We have one of the most expansive theater departments in the Ivy League, and our relationship with Northern Stage deepens our students’ understanding of and ability to create theater for the future.”   

In recent news, Northern Stage produced the World Premier of faculty member Joe Sutton’s play Orwell in America. The piece was directed by Avalon Professor of the Humanities Peter Hackett, featured Professor Jamie Horton as George Orwell and provided an assistant directing internship to Debbie Guzman-Buchness’15. The production received rave reviews and will move Off-Broadway in the autumn of 2016, giving Guzman-Buchness a New York debut a year after graduation.

For further information about internship opportunities at Northern Stage, please contact Eric Love, Assistant to the Artistic Director and Director of Education:  [email protected].


Call for Applicants

The Northern Stage "E- Term", Spring 2018

Due to the remarkable success of the groundbreaking Experiential Learning "E-term" program with Northern Stage,we are delighted to announce that an E-Term opportunity will be offered once again, the Spring term of 2018. Up to three applicants will be selected for the program.

The ultimate goal of the E-Term is to build a bridge between students’ academic training at Dartmouth and a career in the professional theater. The program offers 10 weeks of training in all aspects of the professional theater. The program will include:

  • Taking part in Northern Stage’s production of Noises Off
  • Participating in the educational outreach programs "Shakespeare in the Schools" and "Musical Theater in the Schools"
  • Participating in classes and career preparation workshops led by Northern Stage professionals
  • Mentoring by Northern Stage Artistic and Managing Directors, company members and guests, and Dartmouth professors
  • Earning Equity Membership Candidate (EMC) points towards joining the actors’ union

The application deadline for the spring e-term is December 15, 2017. Please visit the Northern Stage website HERE for program details and application materials.

For further information about internship opportunities at Northern Stage, or if you have any questions about the Post-Graduate Internship Program, please contact Northern Stage Assistant Artistic Director Eric Love.