Fellowships

Develop and expand your network of professional peers in theatre.

Fellowships are the most prestigious awards granted through the FAIR program at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Fellowships are designed to provide Fellows with rare access to the unique resources that can only be found at OSF, the largest, oldest repertory theatre in the United States. Fellows are granted direct access to the Senior Management of the festival with the intention of providing an opportunity for Fellows to share their acquired skills while further developing and expanding their network of professional peers in theater.

FAIR currently offers three theater Fellowships:


PHIL KILLIAN DIRECTING FELLOWSHIP
Inspired by the legacy of American theatre Director, Phil Killian, whose work has left an enduring impact on OSF, this four-month Directing Fellowship was developed for early career directors interested in large scale classical theatre and Shakespeare in particular. The Killian Directing Fellow will have the opportunity to assistant direct on two large-scale theater productions, one of which will be with OSF Artistic Director, Bill Rauch. Additionally, the Directing Fellow will direct a public reading of a new play or adaptation during the OSF season for which they are chosen. Only one such Directing Fellowship is offered each year. Selection is determined by a national advisory committee. Complimentary housing, round trip airfare, and a $6,000 stipend are provided.

Previous Phil Killian Directing Fellows include: Bill Fennelly (Associate Producing Artistic Director at The Acting Company); Michael Barakiva (Director of Bridget Carpenter’s UP for OSF’s 2006 season); Davis McCallum (Director of The Belle’s Stratagem for OSF in 2005); David Kennedy (Artistic Associate at the Dallas Theatre Center); and Wendy C. Goldberg (Artistic Director of the O’Neill Playwrights Conference). Shana Cooper, the 2009 Fellow, returned to OSF in 2011 to direct Love's Labor's Lost, and will return in 2013 to direct The Unfortunates

The 2012 Fellow was Nelson T. Eusebio III, who assisted Bill Rauch on Medea/Macbeth/Cinderella and Libby Appel on Seagull. He is the co-artistic director and co-founder of Creative Destruction (www.CreativeD.org), a NYC-based theater collective.


Eligibility
Candidates for this Directing Fellowship must have directed at least three Equity or Equity Guest Contract productions, and show an aptitude or interest in directing classical theater. Candidates must be able to commit full time to the Directing Fellowship.

Additionally, if you’re selected you may be required to begin your Directing Fellowship as early as January and complete your Directing Fellowship as late as July. For this reason, you have a higher probability of being selected for the Killian Directing Fellowship if you are available January 2014 to July 2014.
The application deadline for the Directing Fellowship is July 1st every year for the following season. So, if you are interested in receiving a Directing Fellowship during our 2015 season, your application is due July 1, 2014. 

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RICHARD L. DESIGN FELLOWSHIP
richard_hayRichard L. Hay (pictured at left) joined OSF as a young scenic designer in 1950. He has continuously worked at OSF and currently holds the position of Senior Scenic and Theater Designer. At OSF, Richard has designed more than 227 productions. Additionally, he is also the principal influence and designer of all of the festival’s existing theaters. The Richard L. Hay Fellowship has been established to honor his legacy, which has spanned over 60 years at OSF.

This is a four-month fellowship that is designed to provide professional development to early career designers from all disciplines – scenic, lighting, costume, and sound. The Hay Fellow will have the opportunity to assistant design at least one Shakespeare and one other classic or large scale work at OSF. Only one such fellowship is offered each year. Complimentary housing, round trip airfare, and a $5,000 stipend are provided. 

Eligibility
Candidates for this Fellowship must have designed a minimum of three non-academic theatre productions and/or live events, and has a demonstrated aptitude and talent for design in their respective discipline. Equivalent work in film, television and/or other relevant industry may also be considered. Candidates must be able to commit full time to the position.

Additionally, if you’re selected you may be required to begin your tenure as early as October 2013 or complete your tenure as late as June 2014. For this reason, you have a higher probability of being selected if you are available October 2014 through March 2015. 

The application deadline is July 1st every year for the following season. So, if you are interested in receiving a Fellowship during our 2015 season, your application is due July 1, 2014. 

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PRODUCING FELLOWSHIP

Eligibility
Candidates for this Fellowship must have demonstrated experience with producing, program management, or live event planning.  Equivalent work in film, television, arts institution and/or other relevant industry may also be considered. Candidates must be able to commit full time to the position.

Additionally, if you’re selected you may be required to begin your tenure as early as February and as late as December. For this reason, you have a higher probability of being selected if you are available February 2015 through December 2015. 


APPLICATION PERIOD

The application deadline is July 1st every year for the following season. So, if you are interested in receiving a Fellowship during our 2015 season, your application is due July 1, 2014. 

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