Roundabout Directing Fellowship
About The Fellowship
The Roundabout Directing Fellowship has been established to provide development opportunities, resources, and career assistance to diverse emerging directors for the American Theatre. The fellowship was created to foster new relationships with artists of all backgrounds, inclusive of any race, gender, sexual orientation, or disability. This initiative seeks to give space to voices that have often been underrepresented in the theatrical landscape. Now in its second year, the fellowship will select one director for a season-long commitment, providing them time and support while working alongside some of the foremost artists in the field.
Founded in 1965, Roundabout Theatre Company has grown from a small 150-seat theatre in a converted supermarket basement to become the nation’s most influential nonprofit theatre company, as well as one of New York City’s leading cultural institutions. With five stages on and off Broadway, Roundabout now reaches over a million theatregoers, students, educators and artists across the country and around the world every year, providing fellows many levels of opportunity to engage with the professional theatre.
Roundabout is committed to producing the highest quality theatre with the finest artists, sharing stories that endure, and providing accessibility to all audiences.
The Fellowship Season
During their season, the Roundabout Directing Fellow will serve as Assistant Director on three Roundabout productions ranging Roundabout’s five spaces on and off Broadway. In between assistantships the fellow will work in the literary office, viewing and reviewing theatre in the city. The Directing Fellow will receive:
An introduction to full Roundabout staff and artistic team
A home base at the Roundabout offices, including access to a computer, printing, and office supplies
The opportunity to meet with a variety of artistic professionals
Space, casting, and literary resources for the development of two projects of their choosing
Access to spaces when available for work and informal readings
In addition to the above, the Directing Fellow will be paid a full-time salary, including overtime when applicable, for the entirety of the season-long program. This is a benefits-eligible position. They will also be given a ticket allowance to see additional shows of their choice.
All materials are due by June 9, 2017 at 11:59 PM. Applicants will be notified by July 15, 2017 if selected for the second round.
Please submit a personal statement of up to 500 words describing who you are as a director, what kind of theatre you seek to make, and why. Tell us what excites you about the American theatre, what makes your voice and approach unique, and why you are moved to make theatre now.
Please provide the following information for TWO references:
An updated resume outlining your professional experience as a director, as well as education and training.
A two-page work sample detailing either a project you recently worked on, or a project you are currently developing. Please provide images and links to additional media if possible.
All materials must be submitted to: DirectingFellowship@roundabouttheatre.org
All questions concerning application process, requirements, or materials should be sent by email to DirectingFellowship@roundabouttheatre.org
. No phone calls, please.