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The Leo Shull New Musicals Fellowship


in partnership with Signature Theatre, Arlington, VA  

THE 2017 LEO SHULL NEW MUSICALS FELLOW

LAURA BRANDEL

Laura Brandel is a NYC-based director/choreographer of new musicals, plays, and devised work.  Artistic Producer, NYTB’s New Works Series (2008-2016).  Director of Dramatists Guild Fellows Presentation (Playwrights Horizons).  Directing: Mackenzie & The Missing Boy (MTF), The Good Girl and Body and Soul (Manhattan MT Lab), Deux Femme (The Lark), Missing Karma (Samuel French OOB-Festival), A.R.T./New York Gala honoring S. Epatha Merkerson.  Choreographer: Cry Eden (Access Theater), Hit the Wall (Barrow Street), a cautionary tail (The Flea). Consultant to Larry Keigwin on Rent Off-Broadway, Assistant Director Doctor Faustus (CSC).  Member SDC, Lincoln Center Directors Lab, DNA’s Choreolab. BA in Dance/Dance Education from Hunter College. www.LauraMovesPeople.com.

 

THE LEO SHULL NEW MUSICALS FELLOWSHIP
in partnership with Signature Theatre, Arlington, VA

The Leo Shull New Musicals Fellowship is a five-week immersion in the art and craft of developing and directing new works for the musical theatre.

Open To: Early and mid-career stage directors

Named in honor of the late theatrical impresario and publisher/editor of Show Business Weekly, the Leo Shull New Musicals Fellowship is an intensive career development initiative for early-career directors interested in learning the techniques required for the development of new musicals. Through network building with industry figures and assisting major directors on musicals-in-progress as part of the fall 2017 SigWorks: Musical Theatre Lab at the Signature Theatre in Arlington, VA -- the Fellow will experience a diverse set of artists and methodologies that will adequately prepare them for a career in the creation of new musicals. 

COMPONENTS 

1) PROFESSIONALS WEEK

Held in mid-May, Professionals Week is an intensive immersion in the professional theater.  Fellows will attend performances, participate in seminars and workshops with prominent industry professionals, and participate in discussions designed to prepare you for the demands and expectations of the field.

2) STIPEND 

$2,125 for the 4 active weeks of the fellowship, paid in equal installments. 

3) TRANSPORTATION 

Fellows will be provided with transportation to Washington D.C. for SigWorks, and a rental car if necessary.  Transportation to/from New York City is not available for Professionals Week.

4) HOUSING 

Fellows will be provided with housing in New York City (if needed) during Professionals Week and housing in Arlington, VA for the three-week period of SigWorks.

 

The Drama League is a dedicated advocate for increased diversity and for the inclusion of artists of color and of disability in all our programs. We aim to achieve full inclusion in all our programs, providing opportunities for directors to tell their stories, so that we make a theater that truly reflects the society in which we live; where each artist is considered on his/her merits as an individual; where the stories being told are drawn from authentic and diverse experiences; and where our individual humanity can be celebrated. To this end, the Drama League actively encourages and seeks applications from directors of all communities, especially those that have traditionally been denied equitable opportunities.

The Drama League does not and shall not discriminate, and will take affirmative actions to ensure against discrimination, on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, gender identity, gender expression, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, the selection of fellowship and residency artists; selection of staff, artists, partners, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors and clients; and provision of services.

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“Honestly, it wasn’t a fellowship.  Everyone that I encountered treated me as a professional theater artist.   I was in the midst of a professional working environment where I had the opportunity to learn and grow in a fashion that I feel is most effective. Simply by doing.”

Nick Potenzieri, alumnus, Musical Directing Program 2009
Artistic Director, The Infinite Theatre

APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2017 FELLOWSHIP ARE NOW CLOSED.
THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO SUBMITTED APPLICATIONS. 
WE WILL BE IN TOUCH SOON.


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