If you are planning to do summer theatre work, there is a good chance that you can arrange to receive Internship credit for that experience. To receive such credit, the internship activity must be approved in advance. Approval is based on a submitted proposal and involves identifying a supervisor at the company or organization who will evaluate your work and communicate with a faculty member in the department.
For specific guidelines on developing an internship proposal, please contact the department office. The deadline for identifying your faculty liaison is the end of March, and the proposal submission deadline is the end of the first week of April.