I have been working with my school theatre doing lights and other technical whatnot for about 7 years, and have developed a fairly good working knowledge of the systems and equipment that we have there. I really love doing it but want to get more of an idea of how a professional theatre or production crew works. There aren't any professional theatres very near me so unfortunately I don't have the convenience of being able to network with anyone. I was wondering if anyone had any thoughts on how to approach a theatre or production company on helping/interning with my little to no experience. I am not really interested in the college route because again there aren't any places near enough to where I live to get a full time job, but if I could somehow intern or something for a couple productions I'm sure I could learn a lot to bring back to my theater and the local community theater in my town.
Any ideas are greatly appreciated!