The Hangar Summer Residency Program
THE HANGAR RESIDENCY PROGRAM IS AN INTENSIVE PRACTICUM IN THE ARTISTIC LIFE OF A REGIONAL THEATRE — FOUR FELLOWS EXPERIENCE DAILY LIFE AS BOTH A WORKING DIRECTOR AND AS AN ARTISTIC LEADER.
The Summer Residency Program begins with Professionals Week in New York City in mid-May. The Fellows selected for all our programs will come together for a week-long orientation where they will meet with members of the professional theatre community, attend theatre, and participate in workshops and seminars in both the nonprofit and commercial theatre. The rest of the fellowship take place at the Hangar Theatre in Ithaca, New York, a nonprofit theatre that produces a diverse season on two stages.
The four Hangar Fellows are the artistic leaders of the Hangar’s Lab Company, a non-Equity company comprised of young professionals in acting, design, directing, and stage management. Working with the support and guidance of the Hangar artistic staff, the Drama League directors are responsible for selecting, designing, casting and producing the entire Lab Company season. To learn more about the Lab Company, click HERE.
The 2013 Hangar Summer Residency Program will provide the Fellows with three directing opportunities. They will direct (1) a mainstage children’s show, (2) a play of their choice, and (3) a week-long new play workshop with a playwright-in-residence. Each director will also serve as the producer of one rotation. Fellows will have teaching opportunities with the Lab company performers, and will also be able to interact with and learn from the artists working on the mainstage. The Fellows will also meet regularly with Hangar acting artistic director Stephanie Yankwitt to learn more about artistic leadership.
Four directors will be selected for the 2013 Hangar Summer Residency Program. They are provided with housing in New York (if needed) during the orientation period, transportation from New York City to Ithaca, housing in Ithaca, and a stipend to cover living expenses.
Follow the 2012 Hangar Summer Directors on their blog HERE
Duration: 11 Weeks (mid-May to early August)
Application Deadline: February 1, 2013
* Candidates must have completed their undergraduate degree by the commencement of the program. Candidates may be in the midst of their graduate training.
* Candidates may have come to a directing career after working in another field, but may not have directed regularly at the professional level.
* Candidates must be available from mid-May to early August.