Site-Specific Technical Assistants

Early-career theater technicians interested in experimental, multimedia theater and getting hands-on experience making original performances come to life can apply to join Torn Space Theater as a Site-Specific Technical Assistant for the busy upcoming season.


Position Details

Torn Space Technical Assistants support the evolution of the production process for our signature site-specific production at Silo City. In preparation for the large-scale two weekend performance, assistants will work directly with Production Manager Carly Weiser and the Torn Space design team to organize, install and help make this annual ceremony possible. This position can focus on applicants’ specific interests in technical theater, including focus on costumes, sound, lighting, carpentry, props, front of house and stage or production management, but will most certainly include some combination of the above.

  • Schedule 
    • Pre-production: July 1 – July 28
    • Tech: July 29 – August 3
    • Performances: August 4 – 6, 11 – 13

How to Apply

To apply for this position, please e-mail a resume and a brief letter of interest to: Applicants will be scheduled for interviews following the submission deadline.


Resumes and letters of interest must be received by April 30, 2023 to be considered for 2023 summer season.


If you have any questions about the Torn Space internship, please don’t hesitate to reach out by e-mailing:

About Torn Space Theater

Torn Space Theater, based in Buffalo, NY, develops and presents visually-compelling, experimental, and multimedia contemporary performances for Western New York audiences. Their site-specific works for Silo City, the Broadway- Fillmore neighborhood, and other Buffalo landmarks have garnered international recognition in the 2019 and 2023 Prague Quadrennial as well as publications such as PAJ: A Journal of Performance and Art, and the Contemporary Performance Almanac. See our Original Performances page for the visual aesthetic that defines our singular performances.