SA@S Stage Management Fellowship

Apply by April 1

The Shakespeare Academy @ Stratford (SA@S) Stage Management Fellowship is designed as a pre-professional launch pad to the professional world. Prior college or community theater stage management experience required.

Working alongside two professional directors and a fourteen-member ensemble, the SA@S Stage Management Fellow will receive practical, hands-on experience stage managing two site-specific Shakespeare productions in repertory as part of a thriving training and performance program on the grounds of the former American Shakespeare Festival Theater in Stratford, CT.

The SA@S Stage Management Fellow will be responsible for running rehearsals, tech, and performances for two outdoor Shakespeare plays performed for the public in a repertory festival. Duties to include creating and distributing rehearsal reports, scheduling, coordinating and collaborating with Program Coordinator, preparing notes and other paperwork, assisting in rehearsal duties and housekeeping, tracking blocking, taking line notes, as well as communicating rehearsal needs to various production departments.

The program dates are June 21 - August 6, 2018.

An ideal candidate would:

  • Value working in a diverse, collaborative, and fast-paced environment that emphasizes inclusion, collaboration and community.
  • Possess excellent organizational and time management skills as well as solid verbal and written communication skills.
  • Have the ability to work closely and productively with students, directors, designers, production team and program staff.
  • Demonstrate a willingness to grow and learn new skills.

Housing and some meals provided. $1000 stipend. 

To apply, please e-mail resume, references, and responses to the following to by April 1:

  • Describe your approach to stage management.
  • The Shakespeare Academy @ Stratford places great emphasis on inclusion, collaboration, and community. Please share with us an experience where you were part of an ensemble, community, or collaborative effort.
  • Please include name, title, and contact information for three references that can speak about you.

Once we review your materials, we may contact you to schedule an interview.