The Theater Offensive (Development & Communications)

The Theater Offensive’s mission is to present liberating art by, for, and about queer and trans people of color that transcends artistic boundaries, celebrates cultural abundance, and dismantles oppression. Our main programs can be divided into two categories: True Colors OUT Youth Theater and our OUT’hood series. True Colors is a devised theater program that uses non Eurocentric models of theater-making to create works based on Queer youth’s lived experiences that are then toured at local Boston Public Schools. OUT’hood series encompasses productions and two residencies, one for youth and one for adults, and seeks to build Queer spaces that are rapidly disappearing in BIPOC neighborhoods. OUT’hood focuses on mentorship, increasing opportunities for local QTPOC artists, and showcasing the diversity of Boston’s communities of color.


  • Anti-Racism; LGBTQ issues

Internship description: 

An internship in TTO’s Development & Communications Department can be customized to the intern’s specific interests. Interns typically choose a focus on either fundraising activities such as researching grant opportunities that fit the organization’s mission and learning to craft an application, or on communications activities such as social media campaign planning and execution, and other online marketing activities for which they will receive training. An internship that blends both focus areas is also possible. Additionally, TTO’s Board of Directors is scheduled to make a decision in the near future about whether the organization will pursue a capital campaign; if so, that process will have begun by the summer and the intern may be assigned to special projects related to this multi-million dollar fundraising effort. Interns also typically assist with data entry and outreach initiatives, and are trained on Salsa CRM donor management software.

Internship skills needed: 

The ideal candidate for the TTO’s Development & Communications Department intern will have a professional sensibility, sharp attention to detail, sensitivity to confidential information, and good time management.

Office information:
Remote. The intern will not be expected to go into the office. We caption our programs, provide alt-text on social media and correspondence, and other disability justice initiatives.

COVID-19 changes:
We are all working remotely and are providing an additional stipend on staff’s paychecks for increased wifi and utilities costs. In regards to the current political moment, our work is in direct conversation with the day to day realities of living as QTPOC under the Trump administration and in the face of police brutality, mass incarceration, homophobia, and transphobia. Our work reflects the idea that the personal is political and we consider the tenets of mutual aid in our programming and operations in order to take care of one another.


  • Boston, MA

Work hours: 

20-28 hours a week

How many people work at the organization: 

We have seven full time employees and one part time intern. Roughly 30 volunteers occasionally help in non-COVID times.

Are there other interns at the organization during the summer: 

Internship final reports: 
2021Shannon Harper