Fellowships

Building the Next Generation of Theatre Makers - Fellowship Program

La Jolla Playhouse is excited to announce that applications are now open for two new fellowship positions, a BIPOC Directing Fellow and a BIPOC Stage Management Fellow. La Jolla Playhouse is committed to growing the next generation of BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) theatre-makers. These Fellowship opportunities are among numerous commitments outlined in our Anti-Racism Action Plan through which the Playhouse strives to reshape our organization and make a meaningful contribution to the national theatre landscape.

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Read a complete description of these opportunities, including compensation, activities and application requirements.

BIPOC Directing Fellow

BIPOC Directing Fellow

Reports to: Artistic Director
Classification: This is a full-time, exempt (salaried) position, eligible for a full array of benefits including health insurance, paid time off and 403(b) retirement plan
Compensation:$62,400 annually

La Jolla Playhouse’s BIPOC Director Fellowship is a newly-created, two-year Artistic Department position with full salary and benefits. It provides both artistic and administrative experience, and is intended for early- or mid-career directors whose professional aspirations may include leading a theatre and/or developing new work.

In addition to being fully embedded in the Playhouse’s Artistic Department, the fellow’s time at the Playhouse will culminate with a directing slot in the subscription season of their second year or the year following their fellowship.

» Full fellowship description

BIPOC Stage Management Fellow

BIPOC Stage Management Fellow

Reports to: Production Manager
Classification: This is a full-time, exempt (salaried) position, eligible for a full array of benefits including health insurance, paid time off and 403(b) retirement plan
Compensation:$62,400 annually

La Jolla Playhouse’s BIPOC Stage Management Fellowship is a two-year Production Department position with full salary and benefits. It provides both production and administrative experience, and is intended for early- or mid-career stage managers whose professional aspirations may include production management.

In addition to being fully embedded in the Playhouse’s Production Department, the fellow’s time at the Playhouse will culminate with at least one stage manager slot in the subscription season of their second year or the year following their fellowship.

» Full fellowship description

Application Timing

Applications are now open and will close June 30, 2022. Finalists will be interviewed in August 2022. Fellows will be selected September 1, 2022, with the position beginning January 1, 2023 and ending December 31, 2024.

Application Submission

BIPOC Directing Fellow

BIPOC Stage Management Fellow

Our Developing the Next Generation of Theatre Professionals initiative is made possible, in part, through the generous support of:
The Conrad Prebys Foundation Sempra

L-R: Mia Barron, Rob Yang, Stephanie Weeks, Nate Mann, Camila Canó-Flaviá, and Rhys Coiro in La Jolla Playhouse’s world premiere of The Coast Starlight; photo by Jim Carmody.

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