Berkeley Repertory Theatre - Professional Fellowships

Fellowships List | Internships List


Deadline: 04/01/2012
Second Deadline: --/--/----
Fellowship type: Year-long
Location: Berkeley. CA
Fellowship website: Link to Program Website
School specific?: Not school-specific

Program Overview (from the program website):

Berkeley Rep provides a year-long fellowship program for serious-minded, highly motivated individuals who are ready to embark upon a professional theatre career. Fellows are directly exposed to the Theatre’s daily operations and given the opportunity to provide support for the award-winning company’s ambitious and innovative body of work. They learn alongside an accomplished company of artists, administrators, guest directors and designers. Click here to see a few of the artists and theatre professionals with whom past fellows have worked.

While at Berkeley Rep, fellows are encouraged to fulfill as many career-building goals and objectives as possible, gaining both practical experience and professional contacts through the program. In addition to their specialized training, participants gain additional insight into the art and operations of a professional regional theatre through regularly-scheduled seminars led by guest speakers and members of the Theatre’s senior staff. Topics will include in-depth explorations of how Berkeley Rep operates as an institution, relevant issues affecting theatres both locally and nationally and post-fellowship career planning. Additionally, all fellows serve as mentors for Berkeley Rep’s annual Teen One-Acts Festival.

Berkeley Rep seeks applicants who have already acquired basic training and experience in their field and are ready for the next step toward a career in professional theatre. Ideal candidates should be willing to engage in the creative process, eager to test the limits of their own ingenuity and ready to join a professional, artistic community. Our goal is to help our fellows transition successfully from life as a college or university student into the world of theatre professionals. The most successful participants demonstrate initiative, perseverance and a drive to get the most out of their short but valuable time in Berkeley.

The fellowship program requires an 11-month commitment. Fellows generally begin in August or September and conclude in June or July. They are given a monthly allowance to help cover expenses, including transportation. Limited housing is available for out-of-state applicants. For their participation in the fellowship program, fellows receive credit from San Jose State University.

Please note: If the fellowship involves driving, the applicant must have an acceptable driving record as approved by our insurance representatives. All fellowships are contingent upon passing a criminal background check.

Sorry, we do not offer summer fellowships, nor fellowships in acting.

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