The Montana Actors’ Theatre believes that artistic and creative experiences for children are essential to the health and vitality of our community. For the past 20+ years, thousands of children in Havre and along the Hi-Line have participated in our youth programs.

KidsMAT is a summer-time educational performing arts camp for children grades K-8 in which participants learn in an environment that encourages creative growth through theatre performance, management, and production. KidsMAT takes theatre camp to a new level by encouraging kids to take part in every aspect of the creative process. Through collaboration and guidance, the kids develop the story, create the costumes, build the set, and perform the play. Camps available in Havre, Chinook, Shelby, and Rocky Boy.

For the past four summers, MAT has hired college students or recent college graduates as paid interns in our Young Professionals Program. These young adults manage and direct the KidsMAT touring children’s camps and the Youth Production. Interns gain valuable practical experience, professional development, and artistic opportunity.

2020 intern applications are closed.

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The Youth Production provides middle and high school-aged students the opportunity to participate in fully-staged productions.  Participants learn every aspect of theatrical production and develop the discipline to create a polished, professional show.

The 2020 Youth Production will be The Wizard of Oz!

2019 Interns

Rory Everingham
2019 Intern

Rory Everingham has been involved with MAT since she was a wee child. In fact, her first MAT experience was with KidsMAT in Snow White, the very show that they are performing this summer. Rory has experience in acting, tech, and directing. Rory says, “Performing arts have always been a part of my life. It is something I love doing and something I plan to do in the future. I want to share that love and joy with everyone else.”

Samantha Haan
2019 Intern

Samantha Haan is from Lennox, SD and attends Rocky Mountain College in Billings. Samantha has several years of acting, stage combat, and stage management experience. She has participated in many productions at Lennox High School, Olde Towne Theatre, Rocky Mountain College, and Bililngs Studio Theatre.Samantha also constructs hand made puppets. Samantha says “Performing arts don’t fit into my life, they are my life. I have always been a performer in my life and I love being able to work with new people to expand my experience.”

Kira Mills
2019 Intern

Kira Mills is originally from Conrad, MT and recently graduated from the University of Montana with a degree in Theatre. Kira says “I’d love to be able to share what I’ve spent learning with other people, to give confidence to young actors just starting out and help them realize any love of theater they may have.” In addition to acting in several shows in Conrad, Kira has experience in stage combat, singing, dancing, acting methods, and group building exercises. She worked with young children in AWANA for several years.

Austin "Jimmy" Nelson
2019 Intern

Austin “Jimmy” Nelson found his love of theatre in 2014. He says that he wants to “help other young people discover the same love and grow their skills.” His first role at Havre High was that of Jimmy, a dead body, and he has embraced the nickname. Jimmy performed in several Havre High productions, was a student director of a one act play, and played the role of Darry in last summer’s Youth Production “The Outsiders,” He brings a wealth of technical experience as well as working with children in VBS clubs for churches around the state.

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