Kenan Fellowship in Directing at ACT

The six-month Kenan Fellowship in Directing at A Contemporary Theatre (ACT) in Seattle is open to recent graduates of UNCSA’s undergraduate and graduate degree programs from the School of Drama, from the classes 2012-2016.

The Kenan Fellowship at ACT seeks to provide emerging directors with practical knowledge and experience as artists embarking on a career in regional theatre. Each Kenan Fellow is mentored by Artistic Director John Langs, as well as by the Artistic Fellow Director and the entire ACT staff, in varying capacities. Mentors support and assist the Fellows as they learn ACT’s approach to making theatre, and guide the Fellows through the challenges and realities of what it means to be an artist in Seattle. Additionally, the Fellowship supports time to pursue artistic growth, attend performances, and the further development of networking in their professional field. Kenan Fellows are also encouraged to apply to produce and develop their own performance project.

Read more about what it's like to experience a Kenan Fellowship at ACT in these blog posts by former fellow Wiley Basho Gorn.

For more information about the Kenan Fellowship in Directing, contact Emily Penick, ACT Literary and Artistic Manager.