Alabama Shakespeare Festival Fellowship Program
Alabama Shakespeare Festival, a nationally acclaimed LORT theatre, introduces the ASF Fellowship Program as one of the key elements in its commitment to Education. ASF seeks a diverse company of actors, stage managers, and designers to participate in a program focused on practical, experiential training designed to facilitate the transition into a professional career in the theatre.
The non-Equity Acting Fellowship Company will serve as the company for our non-Equity productions. In addition, they will have cast assignments or understudy assignments in our main season. Training in text, voice, speech, auditioning, and stage combat to meet performance demands will be given by resident and visiting artists.
Production Fellows will work with their department of concentration (lighting, sound, costuming, scenic, paints, stage management) alongside seasoned professionals and have the opportunity to work on the Touring Company Productions as designers and stage managers.
Compensation: Each fellowship offers a weekly salary of $455. Fully furnished apartments (within walking distance of the theatre) can be made available to participants for a modest monthly fee. EMC weeks can be made available.
Time commitment: Fall 2019 – Spring 2020. Specific Contract Weeks to be announced.
Auditions are held in Montgomery, AL, and NYC. Actors prepare two brief monologues (one from Shakespeare, one contemporary) and 16 bars of a song. Eight fellowships will be offered. To apply, please submit a headshot and resume to Greta Lambert email@example.com by July 1, 2019.
Interviews are held in Montgomery, AL, NYC, and if needed, via video conference. Applicants should be prepared to present and discuss resume, portfolio, photos, plots, etc. Six fellowships will be offered.
Please submit a resume along with two references to Ahkim Church (firstname.lastname@example.org) by Friday, July 12. Skype interviews for Production Fellowships will be scheduled on an as-needed basis.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the application process?
Fellows will either audition or interview for a position. Following your audition/interview, our staff will thoroughly review all applications and select the most qualified applicants. If our staff has any further questions for you after the initial interview, we will contact you directly. Only applicants that are selected for a fellowship will be notified.
Who can apply for an Alabama Shakespeare Festival Fellowship?
The Fellowship Program is designed for early career individuals seeking further professional experience and training. All applicants must be at least 21 years old by the first day of the fellowship.
Do I have to have my BA/BFA to apply for a fellowship?
Although a BA/BFA is encouraged, it is not required. If you do not have a BA/BFA, we ask that you demonstrate equal professional experience.
Can I apply for more than one position?
We encourage you to select a focus when applying for a fellowship. If you have a secondary interest, please note that when you apply.
Are the fellowships full time?
Yes. All fellowships are full time. Being a fellow and holding a second job is not a possibility.
Should I apply if I am not available for the full period of time?
No. We are unable to accept fellows who are not available for the full fellowship.
If I don’t have a car, will I be able to get around?
All fellows are responsible for their own transportation. If you do not have a car, a company vehicle can be checked out.
Do you provide travel to and from the fellowship?
Will I be able to go home for the holidays?
If you are selected for a fellowship, time off can be discussed with your supervisor.