Berkeley Repertory Theatre typically offers an 11-month fellowship program for serious-minded, highly motivated individuals who are ready to embark upon a professional theatre career. Fellows are directly exposed to the Theatre’s daily operations and given the opportunity to learn alongside an accomplished company of artists, administrators, guest directors, and designers.
While at Berkeley Rep, fellows are encouraged to fulfill as many career-building goals and objectives as possible, gaining both practical experience and professional contacts through the program. In addition to their specialized training, participants gain additional insight into the art and operations of a professional regional theatre through regularly scheduled seminars led by guest speakers and members of the Theatre’s senior staff. Additionally, all fellows serve as mentors for Berkeley Rep’s annual Teen One-Acts Festival.
Berkeley Rep seeks applicants who have already acquired basic training and experience in their field and are ready for the next step toward a career in professional theatre. Ideal candidates should be willing to engage in the creative process, eager to test the limits of their own ingenuity, and ready to join a professional, artistic community. Our goal is to help our fellows transition successfully from life as a college or university student into the world of theatre professionals.
The fellowship program generally requires an 11-month commitment. Fellows generally begin on August 1 and conclude on June 30. Details on length of fellowship, housing, and monthly stipend will be released with the application.
Past fellowships have included directing/artistic administration, literary/dramaturgy, company management, production management, stage management, costumes, lighting/electrics, scenic construction, scenic art, properties, sound, education, development/fundraising, marketing/digital communications, and graphic design.
How to apply
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, which has necessitated the closure of our theatres, shops, and offices, we have postponed the application and interview process for season fellowships. Please check back in early 2021 for updates.
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