Berkeley Repertory Theatre offers an 11.5-month fellowship program for serious-minded, highly motivated individuals who are ready to embark upon a professional theatre career. Fellows are directly exposed to the Theatre’s daily operations and given the opportunity to learn alongside an accomplished company of artists, administrators, guest directors and designers.
ARTISTIC AND ADMINISTRATIVE FELLOWSHIPS
Bret C. Harte Directing (Artistic Administration)
Peter F. Sloss Literary / Dramaturgy
Marketing / Digital Communications
Lighting / Electrics
Harry Weininger Sound
Berkeley Rep seeks applicants who have already acquired basic training and experience in their field and are ready for the next step toward a career in professional theatre. Ideal candidates should be willing to engage in the creative process, eager to test the limits of their own ingenuity, and ready to join a professional, artistic community.
The fellowship program requires an 11.5-month commitment. Fellows generally begin on July 15 and conclude on June 30. They are given a monthly allowance to help cover expenses, including transportation, and housing is available for all 15 fellows. For their participation in the fellowship program, fellows receive credit from San Jose State University.
Please note: If the fellowship involves driving, the applicant must have an acceptable driving record as approved by our insurance representatives. All fellowships are contingent upon passing a criminal background check.
Applications are available in January for positions generally beginning the following July 15. Telephone and personal interviews are generally held in March and early April. Additional interviews will be held if openings occur during the season.
Please do not call to check on the status of your application. However, if your situation has changed and you have accepted employment elsewhere, we would appreciate an email to email@example.com.
With the online form, you will be able to upload your application materials as one file. Your materials should be saved as ONE single PDF document and include your personal statement, résumé, and any additional documents (i.e. writing/portfolio samples, letters of recommendation). Save this document as LastName, FirstName (ex: Rep, Berkeley.pdf).
Please do not begin the form until you are fully ready to complete and submit your application. We recommend preparing your materials for upload beforehand, as you will not be able to save the form and return later.
This statement should be 500 words or less and include the following: your career objectives and how you expect to achieve them, what you expect from a Berkeley Rep fellowship, your experience and/or education in theatre, the qualities you possess that recommend you as a candidate for a fellowship, and how you heard about Berkeley Rep’s fellowship. Your personal statement should reveal information about yourself that may not be represented in your résumé or recommendations.
A résumé of education, theatre experience, training, and any related work.
TWO LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION
It is preferred that any/all letters be enclosed with your application materials, though they may be submitted separately from the rest of your application.
Any recommendation letters not included in your materials should be submitted by yourself or your recommender by mail or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org and saved as ApplicantLastName, FirstName_Recommendation.
All letters of recommendation must be received by March 10.
Recommendation letters coming by mail may be sent to: Berkeley Repertory Theatre Attn: Fellowship Coordinator 2025 Addison Street Berkeley, CA 94704
Berkeley Repertory Theatre has grown from a storefront stage to an international leader in innovative theatre. Known for its core values of imagination and excellence, as well as its educated and adventurous audience, the nonprofit has provided a welcoming home for emerging and established artists since 1968. In four decades, four million people have enjoyed more than 400 shows at Berkeley Rep. Th...ese shows have gone on to win five Tony Awards, seven Obie Awards, nine Drama Desk Awards, one Grammy Award, and many other honors. In recognition of its place on the national stage, Berkeley Rep received the Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theatre in 1997. Its bustling facilities – the 600-seat Roda Theatre, the 400-seat Peet's Theatre, the Berkeley Rep School of Theatre, the Osher Studio, and a spacious campus in West Berkeley – are helping revitalize a renowned city.