The two-year fellowships include full salary, benefits, and a place on the creative team of an entire production.

La Jolla Playhouse has announced two new BIPOC Theater Maker Fellow positions: a Directing Fellow and a Stage Management Fellow. Both scholarships will take place over a two-year period and will include full salary and benefits. The scholarship program is designed to be personalized based on the needs and passions of the recipient and will culminate in a staging or staging of a show during Playhouse’s subscription season.

“The Playhouse is deeply committed to playing an active role in building the next generation of BIPOC theater makers,” says Playhouse Artistic Director Christopher Ashley. “As a central part of our anti-racism action plan, this new program offers fellows the opportunity to become fully integrated participants in our artistic process, helping us to make a meaningful contribution to the changing landscape. national theatrical.”

Fellows will participate in new play development programs including Page to Stage and DNA New Work Series; the immersive and site-specific ​Without Walls (WOW) program; the Performance Awareness Program (POP) tour; learning and engagement activities; as well as participation in Playhouse’s BIPOC affinity group and the Accountability and Inclusion Alliance (AIA), a staff-led initiative to help dismantle systemic inequities within Playhouse’s structures, while establishing policies and practices to create effective solutions for a safe, fair and anti-racist community.

The application window is open through June 30, with recipients to be notified September 1 for a January 1, 2023 start date. For more information, visit