Manhattan Theatre Club offers two exciting fellowships to early and mid-career directors:
- THE SAMUEL J. FRIEDMAN DIRECTING ASSISTANTSHIP
- THE JONATHAN ALPER DIRECTING FELLOWSHIP
Applicants admitted into the program are paired with the director of one of MTC's shows, and act as their assistant. Participants in the Fellowship Program have assisted some of the finest directors currently working in the theater, including Doug Hughes, Garry Hynes, Lynne Meadow, Daniel Sullivan, Jerry Zaks, among others. The fellowship offers early and mid-career directors a unique opportunity to observe and assist the creative process of established directors.
Former MTC Directing Fellows have gone on to work extensively in the American theater. They and their projects include: Christopher Ashley (Memphis, Artistic Director, La Jolla Playhouse), Leigh Silverman (Chinglish, The Madrid at MTC), Trip Cullman (Lonely, I'm Not, Murder Ballad at MTC), Robert O’Hara (In the Continuum, Brother/Sister Plays), Henry Wishcamper (Port Authority, Spirit Control at MTC).
HOW TO APPLY:
Applications for the 2013-2014 Season are due on April 1, 2013.
Applicants should send a cover letter and resume to: email@example.com. Applicants selected for the first round of interviews will be contacted by the end of August 2013. Final selection is a rolling process that is dependent on the season's programming.
MTC is committed to the diversity of its workforce. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
MTC often participates in the Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation Observership Program. This program allows early and mid-career directors the opportunity to observe the work of master directors and choreographers as they create new productions on Broadway, off-Broadway and at leading regional theatre. For more information, please visit the program's page by clicking here or SDC's homepage by clicking here.