Modeled on our prestigious Sir John Gielgud Fellowship in Classical Theatre, the goal of the Mike Ockrent Fellowship is to help early-career directors of promise develop their skills in directing theatre by allowing them to assist a master director on the creation of a big-budget Broadway musical or play. In doing so, the Fellowship will present a new generation of gifted artists with a remarkable education in – and unique understanding of – the directorial skills necessary to create theatre on a Broadway scale. One Mike Ockrent Fellowship will be awarded each year. Each Fellow will be mentored by a leading director in the field who will share information, insights and resources. The Fellow shall have the opportunity to participate in the entire production process, from conceptual meetings, design discussions, casting sessions, rehearsals, previews, etc. The mentor is responsible for including the Fellow in the production process.
Recent Mike Ockrent Fellows: Alex Lippard: Bonnie and Clyde, directed and choreographed by Jeff Calhoun in New York, NY on Broadway; Tome Cousin: A Free Man of Color, directed by George C. Wolfe in New York, NY, at Lincoln Center Theatre; Gregg Wiggans: Promises, Promises directed and choreographed by Rob Ashford in New York, NY on Broadway; Elissa Weinzimmer: Minsky’s directed and choreographed by Casey Nicholaw in Los Angeles, CA at the Ahmanson Theatre
AWARD: One award of $5,000 will be awarded as a stipend during the tenure of the Fellowship.
APPLY: Varies depending on production schedule. Next opportunity will be after July 1, 2013.