Professional Fellowships

Observe. Learn. Contribute. Go beyond.

2020 – 2021 Fellowships at STC

Application Deadline: March 1, 2020

Shakespeare Theatre Company is dedicated to supporting the next generation of theatre practitioners, administrators and leaders. Each season STC offers approximately twenty fellowship positions that are an integral part of the company, working alongside renowned artists and accomplished administrative staff at the center of D.C.’s dynamic theatre community and vibrant artistic scene. STC’s highly competitive Professional Fellowship program allows early career theatre-makers the opportunity to learn from and contribute to the running of the nation’s leading classical theatre.  

Fellowship Fast Facts:

  • Most are season-long, full time commitment*
  • $150 weekly stipend
  • Fully furnished, rent-free housing in downtown D.C.
  • Staff benefits including free tickets, acting classes and company events

*Please see discipline descriptions for specific fellowship lengths. Schedules are rigorous — administrative fellows work 40+ hours a week as well as additional weekend and evening hours when needed, and production fellows often work 40-60 hours a week.

Still a college student and can’t make a full-time commitment?
Learn about the College Apprentice Program.

Fellowship Disciplines:

  • Acting
  • Casting
  • Company Management
  • Costume Design
  • Costume Production
  • Directing
  • Engagement and Education
  • General Management
  • Graphic Design
  • Literary
  • Marketing and Communications
  • Special Events
  • Stage Management

Fellowships are made possible in part by Michael and Maureen McMurphy, in memory of Patrick McMurphy.










Fellowships are made possible in part by: Michael and Maureen McMurphy, in Memory of Patrick McMurphy