An intern assembles lighting equipment for the Stave Sessions music festival, March 2016.

About Brighter Boston


Brighter Boston exists to provide urban teenagers with professional internships in technical theatre and event production.


As a non-profit partnership of the top lighting companies, producers, and venues in the region, we connect our interns with authentic work experiences that give them real responsibility on shows, concerts, and events. When young adults work in technical production alongside professionals, they develop a sense of purpose, a meaningful role in society, and the employable skills to start a career. Our work builds community in Boston’s theatre, music, and special events industries while greatly increasing the racial and gender diversity of Boston’s workforce.


Theatrical productions are more than just work sites; they are the ideal learning environments for students of all ages. As one intern put it, “I learned that anything I want to do in life is possible!”