The Lucille Lortel Theatre Foundation Fellowships

Information for Applicants

Through the Lucille Lortel Theatre Foundation Fellowships, selected students are placed in internship positions with select off-Broadway theatres and drama organizations. In addition to their internships, Fellows develop together as a peer-supported cohort and receive group mentorship from George Forbes, Executive Director of the Lucille Lortel Theatre Foundation, and fellowship advisor Shawtane Bowen. Selected students with eligible financial need also receive partial scholarships, which typically range from $1,000-$3,000.

This opportunity is available to 8–12 rising sophomores through seniors (2nd-term through 7th-term), selected based on need and merit factors. The Fellowship is open to students in all disciplines, and a range of internship roles will be available to meet the interests of Drama students and students in other discipline areas.

The 2023 Lortel Fellowship will take place during the winter Field Work Term (January 2 through February 16), and will include remote and on-site internship options. Host theatres include National Black TheaterHarlem StagePregones/PRTTINTAR TheatreMa-Yi Theater CompanyClassical Theatre of HarlemBillie Holiday TheatreAmerinda Inc, and Rattlestick Playwrights Theater.

To apply for the Lucille Lortel Theatre Foundation Fellowship, submit the following via Handshake by Monday, October 9, 2023 by 5:00 pm


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