The goals of the program are to:
Provide resources for emerging companies/theatre producers.
Introduce new models of collaborative producing and leadership while maintaining artistic autonomy for producers.
Provide leadership development resources and workshops for Artistic Directors and Theatre Leaders.
Create community among emerging and nomadic theatre producers.
This will be accomplished through a 6-month program that offers mentorship, workshops, and working with companies for each of them to produce a show through collaborative fundraising, marketing, and administrative consolidation.
We are encouraging non-traditional theatre producers to apply, all shows produced will be decided among the fellows in the program, and will take place in the Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles venue in DTLA.
This pilot program takes place from March 2022 and performances will begin in September 2022 and will feature 5-7 companies.
March – May will include meeting 2 hours a week on a day TBD by the cohort, outside of traditional business hours. During that time we will build a collaborative fundraising campaign, marketing campaign, and go through leadership training with our producers. This will also include building out the production and rehearsal schedule.
The workshops will focus on:
Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
June – September will be focused on production, and the time commitment will vary based on the show the fellows decide to work on.
This is a pilot program, so we are asking for individuals that are comfortable participating in something new with evolving infrastructure.
The program is free to the fellows, and the costs of overhead will be covered through collaborative fundraising, with the remaining funds raised going to pay for the shows being produced.
Applications are due March 4th and the program will begin in late March.
You can view a copy of the application here.
For more information contact Michaela Bulkley – Michaela.firstname.lastname@example.org