The Theater Offensive (Programs)

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.

Category: 

  • Anti-Racism; LGBTQ issues

Internship description: 

An intern assisting the Programs Department will work in three main areas: evaluation, outreach, and administration for ongoing programs and productions. Evaluation will include collecting audience and company management surveys and creating a methodology for how we keep track of and measure impact of ongoing and future partnerships. Outreach will involve research into community building in BIPOC neighborhoods, interviewing past artists about working in different communities in Boston, and helping develop strategies for long term partnerships. Assistance with programs and productions will involve company management onboarding, such as welcoming artists and orienting them to TTO, as well as day to day administrative tasks.

Internship skills needed: 

The ideal candidate for the Programs Department intern will have comfort using Google Suite, Microsoft office (specifically excel), and Canva, as well as research and communication skills.

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.

Location: 

  • 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: 

Yes
Internship final reports: 
2020Cheyanna Duran
2019Susannah Atkinson
2018Ty Ruwe