NEW YORK THEATRE WORKSHOP
At New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW), we work relentlessly to empower visionary theatre-makers and bring their work to adventurous audiences through productions, artist workshops and education and community engagement programs. We nurture pioneering new writers like Hammaad Chaudry and Nathan Alan Davis alongside powerhouse playwrights like Amy Herzog and Ayad Akhtar. We engage inimitable auteur-directors like Rachel Chavkin and Sam Gold and give invaluable support to tremendous talents like Lileana Blain-Cruz in the earliest days of their careers. We maintain decades-long relationships with legendary theatre-makers like Will Power, Ivo van Hove, Dael Orlandersmith and Caryl Churchill, whose work has shaped and continues to influence our very idea of what theatre can be.
Since our founding in 1979, we’ve produced over 150 fully-realized productions including Jonathan Larson’s Rent; Tony Kushner’s Homebody/Kabul; Doug Wright’s Quills; Claudia Shear’s Dirty Blonde; Rick Elice’s Peter and the Starcatcher; Glen Hansard, Markéta Irglová and Enda Walsh’s Once; and David Bowie and Enda Walsh’s Lazarus; Heidi Schreck’s What the Constitution Means to Me; Jeremy O. Harris’s Slave Play, and eight acclaimed productions directed by Ivo van Hove. NYTW’s productions have received a Pulitzer Prize, 25 Tony Awards and assorted Obie, Drama Desk and Lucille Lortel Awards. NYTW is represented on Broadway with Anaïs Mitchell’s Hadestown developed with and directed by Rachel Chavkin and the recently announced Sing Street, based on the motion picture written and directed by John Carney, with a book by Enda Walsh, music and lyrics by Gary Clark & John Carney, directed by Rebecca Taichman.
But that’s not what we’re proudest of. We take the greatest satisfaction from the community we’ve built, and the perspective-shifting experiences we’ve delivered along the way. We think that theatre can bring people together, change the conversation, and have a profound impact. We feel fortunate to get to support it. If that sounds like something you’re interested in too, we’d love to meet you.
2050 ADMINISTRATIVE FELLOWSHIP DESCRIPTION
We’re now accepting applications for the 2021/22 Season 2050 Administrative Fellowship program — a sister program to our successful 2050 Artistic Fellowship, which supports emerging playwrights and directors. The fellowship represents one of several NYTW initiatives to address the economic barriers that may prevent talented individuals from pursuing careers in the theatre.
The 2050 Fellowship is named in celebration of the U.S. Census Bureau’s projection that by the year 2050, there will be no single racial or ethnic majority in the United States. This projection provokes thoughts at NYTW about the transformations that will take place in the American landscape – technologically, environmentally, demographically and artistically. They are a catalyst for broader questions about our moral and artistic future.
The 2050 Administrative Fellowship program is designed to provide first-rate instruction and mentorship to professionals who are underrepresented in the field of theatre administration. We encourage applicants with a unique perspective inclusive of race, color, religion, familial status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age and physical ability to apply. We are committed to diversity in all areas of our work, on and off stage. NYTW is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE), and all qualified applicants will receive consideration.
The program runs from September 13, 2021 through August 31, 2022.
As a 2050 Administrative Fellow, you will:
– Commit to a yearlong part-time paid fellowship (20-30hrs/week, Monday-Friday) in one field of interest including Artistic, Development, Education & Engagement, Executive, Finance & Operations, Marketing, Producing, and Production Management.
– Work directly with the department head and their team in the respective area of focus.
– Attend a two-day intensive seminar where you’ll be introduced to the fellowship program, meet NYTW staff, and begin to develop your fellowship goals and plans.
– Take on significant responsibilities in your department, including day-to-day tasks and long-term collaborative and individual projects.
– Participate in monthly seminar meetings to discuss your work, share ideas, meet other professionals in the field and receive specialized career-development training.
– Participate in brown bag lunches with members of the NYTW staff and invited guests and attend industry networking and social events.
The application for the 2021/22 Season is now open. Please review the fellowship goals, guidelines and timeline, and our frequently asked questions before submitting your application.
For more information and to apply, candidates can visit our 2050 Administrative Fellowship page here. (https://www.nytw.org/education/2050-admin-fellowships)
Additionally, we will be hosting a 2050 Administrative Fellowship Virtual Information Session on Monday, April 12, 2021 from 6:00-7:30 PM EDT – prospective candidates can RSVP here (https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_vNXzbptqRbKZL6_AFD6luw).
Deadline for applications is May 10, 2021 5:00 PM EST.
Inquiries may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Application guidelines, fellowship descriptions, and frequently asked questions can also be found on our website at www.NYTW.org.
2021/22 FELLOWSHIP APPLICATION TIMELINE:
– May 10, 2021 – Application Deadline
– Mid/Late May – Application Review
– Early/Mid June – Candidate Interviews
– Late June – Fellowship Offers
– September 13, 2021 – Fellowship Start
– September 13–14, 2021 – Fellowship Orientation
– August 2022 – Fellowship Conclusion