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Fellowships are designed for early to mid-career artists who are looking to deepen their practical experience of working within a professional theatre organization. 

Current Fellowship offerings for the 2023-2024 Season Include:

Directing Fellow

Each Asolo Rep Directing Fellows will serve as Assistant Director for two mainstage productions in the 2023-2024 Mainstage Season.

Duties may include:

  • Assisting mainstage directors with all day-to-day rehearsal and performance responsibilities.
  • Partnering with Stage Management to facilitate understudy rehearsals.
  • Directing readings for Asolo Rep's Ground Floor Series.
  • Collaborating with other departments on the execution of audience engagement events.

Applicants should have:

  • A master's degree in directing or 2-4 years equivalent experience is highly recommended.
  • Strong communication skills.

We recognize that some candidates feel demotivated to reach out or apply to a position if they don’t fit every qualification of an application. We know that candidates offer skills and abilities beyond those that are listed and encourage you to apply.

Stipend: $550 per week.

  • Fellowships are full-time experiences that include a stipend, essential local transportation, and travel.
  • Shared company housing inclusive of private bedroom, internet and basic utilities within 6 miles of the theatre is available to rent for $200 per week.

Fellowship Schedule:  While hours will vary from week to week, an average of 40 hrs/week is anticipated for this training position.

Average length of typical Directing Fellowship: Mid December through early April

How to Apply:

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and 3 references to asolo_human_resources@asolo.org.

What is the Application process?

Please note: These steps are a guideline for the process, but may vary depending on the apprenticeship and number of applicants. If you have any questions regarding the process, please contact education@asolo.org


Step 1: To apply for the Career Development Program, Candidates must fill out an online form. Submission Materials Include:

  • Contact information
  • Cover Letter (pdf format)
  • Resume (pdf format)
  • 3 References


Step 2: Members of the Asolo Rep Career Development Team  look at submitted materials and will choose candidates to interview.

  • Emails will be sent out to candidates who are not chosen to be interviewed.


Step 3:  Initial conversations will be scheduled with candidates. These conversations are with the immediate potential supervisor and another member of the Career Development Team.

  • Some positions may require further materials to be turned in, like a portfolio or writing sample. Candidates will be notified of this when contacted about their interview.
  • References will be checked after this conversation for candidates that are moving forward in the process.
  • Emails will be sent to candidates who are not moving forward in the process.


Step 4:  If needed, Zoom conversation with candidates will be scheduled with immediate potential supervisor, department team member(s), and a member of the Career Development Team.


Step 5:  Offers will be sent out to 23-24 Directing Fellows.

Equitable Practices

Asolo Repertory Theatre is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Applicants from populations underrepresented in the theatre field are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, familial status, sexual orientation, national origin, ability, age, or veteran status.

More Info

Have questions? Please contact education@asolo.org.