FAIR

Residencies

Residencies are opportunities that are exclusive to our Dramaturgy and Literary Management department and they offer the longest opportunity for participants to be in “resident” at OSF. Residencies vary in length. In general, they range between four to eleven months.

FAIR currently offers three Residencies:

Resident Dramaturg

The Residency in Dramaturgy provides professional development in Dramaturgy through participation as a Production Dramaturg at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. The Dramaturgy Resident will serve as a Production Dramaturg on 1-2 shows, depending on departmental needs. Responsibilities will include participation in all phases of production dramaturgy, literary management and will attend regular artistic and departmental meetings. The Resident will receive complimentary housing, roundtrip airfare, and a monthly stipend throughout their tenure.

Eligibility

Candidates must either be a college graduate with a degree in dramaturgy, English, literature, history or a related field and/or have a minimum of two years of demonstrated work experience as a Dramaturg. Candidate must have also served as a Dramaturg for a minimum of two staged productions. Candidates must be able to commit full time to the position. The length of the residency varies every season with an average of 3-4 months. 

The application deadline is July 1st every year for the following season. So, if you are interested in receiving the Dramaturgy Residency during our 2016 season, your application is due July 1, 2014.

Literary Management Residency

This Residency provides a fully immersive professional development opportunity in literary management through sourcing and reading plays, coordinating play readings, participation in season selection, learning budgeting techniques, coordinating workshops, participating in new play development, and attending regular artistic and departmental meetings. The Resident will receive complimentary housing, roundtrip airfare, and a monthly stipend throughout their tenure.

Eligibility

Candidates must either be a college graduate with a degree in dramaturgy, English, literature, history or a related field and/or have a minimum of two years of demonstrated work experience in a related field. Please contact the FAIR Manager if you are unsure about whether your work experience is related to Literary Management. Candidates must also be able to read, write, and speak English in a business setting. Candidates must be able to commit full time to the position.

The length of the residency varies every season, on average 3-4 months.

The application deadline is July 1st every year for the following season. So, if you are interested in receiving a Residency during our 2016 season, your application is due July 1, 2015.

Shakespeare Dramaturgy Residency

The Shakespeare Dramaturgy Residency is designed to provide an emerging professional of color with the experience of being an Assistant Dramaturg, specifically on a Shakespeare production during the season. Usually, the Shakespeare Dramaturg is assigned to work on the outdoor, Elizabethan Theatre productions. The Resident is mentored by the Director of Literary Management and Dramaturgy. The Resident will receive housing, travel expenses, and a monthly stipend throughout their tenure.

Eligibility

The residency is designed to explore Shakespeare’s works from a multicultural context while providing opportunity for professional development and experience in Dramaturgy. To be eligible, candidates must be either a college graduate with a degree in Dramaturgy, or a related field and/or have a minimum of two years working as a Dramaturg or within a literary office environment. Candidates must also have demonstrated experience with racially marginalized groups, which can be demonstrated through life experience, or formal educational background in ethnic studies. Candidates must be able to commit full time to the position.

The application deadline is July 1st every year for the following season. So, if you are interested in receiving a Residency during our 2016 season, your application is due July 1, 2015.