The College Internship Program

The College Internship Program is designed to provide an environment that empowers tomorrow’s theater professionals to develop skills and gain experience in their chosen field. It offers a unique opportunity to work directly with writers and theater professionals at the conference, including nationally and internationally known directors, dramaturgs, and actors. By fully incorporating interns into the work in a deep, vital, and mutually beneficial way, we help to foster thriving, passionate colleagues in one of the top script development workshops in the United States.

The experience gained and the relationships that develop in New Harmony often lead to future jobs in the industry, professional associations and even life-long friendships.

Applications for the 2020 conference will be available in February 2020

Past Participants

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Erin Wilhelmi

Actor: A Doll’s House, Part 2 (Broadway 2017), The Crucible (Broadway 2016), The Perks of Being a Wallflower

“The New Harmony Project introduced me to the process of new play development. It was the first time I had ever been in the room while writers were creating their characters, and the experience shaped the rest of my career. I was lucky enough to get to work with two incredible playwrights (David Caudle in 2006 and Margaret Hunt in 2008) with whom I have remained friends with for over a decade. The connections I made at The New Harmony Project were invaluable and I am truly grateful for the experience.”

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Lennon Parham

Actor/Writer: USA’s Playing House, The House, Horrible Bosses 2

“The New Harmony Project is that kind of rare theatrical development experience that has its priorities straight. The agenda is the artistic process and the artist, and that is all. The memories I made in my two weeks there have stayed with me for twenty years. It is a magical program, community and gathering.”


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Vichet Chum

Playwright: KNYUM (Merrimack Rep) Actor: Humana Festival (ATL), Guthrie, Pan Asian Rep

“The New Harmony Project was one of the most miraculous experiences of my life. I loved being surrounded by all the writers and artists in residence. I love communing with them over their work. I loved being able to take walks and get to know artists on a personal level. I loved that it was the last thing I did in school before I headed out for graduate school. I learned a great deal about the quality of art one can create.”