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Directing Fellowship

CATEGORY: Directorial

Westport Country Playhouse

Job Details


Westport Country Playhouse (WCP) is seeking candidates for its 2022 Directing Fellowship.

WCP Directing Fellows will act as assistant directors on mainstage productions, reporting to the production director as well as the Assistant Artistic Director and Associate Artistic Director. Duties will include attending rehearsals and production meetings, taking notes, exploring dramaturgical research, and supporting the work of the director. WCP utilizes rehearsal space in Westport as well as New York City, and any Directing Fellows will be asked to commute to Westport, CT for rehearsals, technical rehearsals, previews and performances. Transportation will be provided.

This position requires extensive experience working with actors and directors, as well as strong written and verbal communication skills, and a high attention to detail. Applicants should have substantial experience in live theater, a strong work ethic, and flexibility to work in a fast-paced environment. Applicants should also be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, as WCP is a fully-vaccinated company.

WCP provides a $350 weekly stipend. Please submit resume, a one-page personal statement, and the names and contact information of two references to Liam Lonegan, Assistant Artistic Director at

Review of applications will begin February 15 and the position(s) will stay open until filled.

Westport Country Playhouse sits on Paugussett and Wappinger land.

The Playhouse is a non-profit organization that produces theater from playwrights, actors, directors, and designers of all backgrounds, while entertaining audiences and exploring human and societal issues along the way. As our nation grapples with current events, we at Westport Country Playhouse have begun the process of creating an antiracist environment with our staff, artists, community leaders, and board members. We are having ongoing discussions around equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) as well as relevant trainings in antiracist practice, bystander intervention, and social justice. All Playhouse staff, including the CM, must be committed to learning about EDI work and engaging with the Playhouse in this mission.

The Playhouse is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Applicants from populations underrepresented in the theater field are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applications 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.





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