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Joan Yellen Horvitz Director Fellowship, Cleveland Public Theatre

Award: $2000 Stipend

Deadline: 12/18/2017

Guidelines link: Click here for guidelines

Guidelines: CPT-Directing-Fellowship-Application.pdf 388.19 kB

Disciplines: Theatre

Location: Local (Cleveland Area)

CPT’s Director Fellow Program is a year-long program for emerging directors of extraordinary potential living in Northeast Ohio. Supported by Joan Yellen Horvitz, CPT initiated this program to address Cleveland’s limited pool of directors with experience in directing new work and to meet the needs of up-and-coming directors. Deadline to submit is December 18, 2017.

The program includes a wide range of activities suited to the individual artist’s strengths and interest in areas of skill development. Past fellows have assistant directed full productions, created and directed original pieces for Station Hope and Pandemonium, and assisted in coordinating events and new play development series.

The Director Fellow Program is a direct mentorship with Executive Artistic Director Raymond Bobgan. Fellows work directly with Raymond and the CPT staff.

The Director Fellow program changes each year to fit the needs of the selected directors and CPT’s season. CPT will select 1-2 Director Fellows. The Fellowship period will be February 2018 – January 2019.

Fellows will receive $2,000 and engage in a host of activities that will be crafted for each fellow. Below is an overview of activities that past Director Fellows engaged in:

Undertook administrative work in the office supporting the artistic director and individual productions.
Created an original work for Pandemonium.
Attended Devising Directing Class/Theatre Creation Class taught by Raymond Bobgan.
Assistant Directed a CPT production.
Directed new work in CPT New Play Development Series.
Directed an original production in CPT’s Storefront Studio.

Director Fellows must have significant available time to work on major artistic projects. Rehearsals and other commitments are typically in the evenings and weekends. The commitment required for the fellowship is equal to directing or performing in three shows over the fellowship period. Director Fellows will have little time to do work at other theatres, and all such work must be planned with CPT’s consent.

Director Fellows must be a current resident of Northeast Ohio.

PLEASE SEE THE GUIDELINES LINK ABOVE for full details, submission instructions and application.