Production Arts Workforce Development Training Program



Technical Theater Training program for youth in Ward 7 & 8.

Core areas of training:


  • Lighting Design
  • Audio Engineering & Design
  • Video/Film
  • Arts Administration & Stage Management
  • Scenic Design & Carpentry
  • Hospitality

Soft skills training provided: Financial literacy, Professional Etiquette & Resume Writing, Portfolio Building, and Public Speaking.

iCAN interns work at THEARC Theater and Black Box.

In Need of Production Support?

Book an iCAN Intern to support your production

Lighting Design| Audio Engineering| Stage Management| Video & Film| Hospitality

Contact: Kimberly Douglas email: or 202.889.5901 ext.200

Year-Round cycle of the program is available for students matriculating in high school, vocational, and college programs during Summer, Fall, and Spring. The year-round cycle concludes with a College & Production Tour providing experiences for youth to visit colleges & universities, experience a live production, and go behind the scenes to learn more about production career pathways.

Questions about iCAN? Please contact Joyce Milford, Program Manager,

Summer 2017 iCAN Technical Theater Interns collaborated with the SYEP program at Malcolm X to produce the music video “America” for the The Crossrhodes under the direction of Chris Scholar and Kornerstone Productions. iCAN Interns served as Videographers, Assistant Directors, Talent, and Lead Cast.

Check out the video below:

The Crossrhodes feat. Raheem DeVaughn and Wes Felton