An intern assembles lighting equipment for Boston Summer Arts Weekend, July 2015.


  • Founded in May 2013 as a partnership of lighting companies, public schools, and performing arts organizations.
  • Registered as a 501(c)3 public charity.
  • In its first three years, Brighter Boston organized over 100 internships on 50 different professional productions including Alison Krauss, LL Cool J, Bela Fleck, Anaïs Mitchell, and Kelli O’Hara. Clients included the Celebrity Series of Boston, Vice Media, Harvard University, Speakeasy Stage Company, Actors’ Shakespeare Project, and WGBH.
  • Brighter Boston’s interns are 68% minority and 66% female, greatly increasing the racial and gender diversity of the technical production industry.
  • Brighter Boston’s educational program emphasizes basic technical skills, problem solving, and communication- on average, teens train for 3 months before their first professional show. They also study the math and science of lighting including physics, optics, electricity, computer programming and neuroscience.