Professional Fellowships

Observe. Learn. Contribute. Go beyond.

Professional Fellowships for the 2021/22 season are on hold until further planning. Please continue to check this page for updates.
We are accepting applications for our SUMMER INTERNSHIP PROGRAM through March 21, 2021.

Shakespeare Theatre Company is dedicated to supporting the next generation of theatre practitioners, administrators and leaders. Each season STC offers approximately twenty fellowship positions that are an integral part of the company, working alongside renowned artists and accomplished administrative staff at the center of D.C.’s dynamic theatre community and vibrant artistic scene. STC’s highly competitive Professional Fellowship program allows early career theatre-makers the opportunity to learn from and contribute to the running of the nation’s leading classical theatre.

Fellowship Fast Facts:

  • Most are season-long, full time commitment*
  • $150 weekly stipend
  • Fully furnished, rent-free housing in downtown D.C.
  • Bi-weekly seminars and other learning opportunities
  • Staff benefits including free tickets, acting classes and company events

*Please see discipline descriptions for specific fellowship lengths. Schedules are rigorous—administrative fellows work 40+ hours a week as well as additional weekend and evening hours when needed, and production fellows often work 4060 hours a week.

Still a college student and can’t make a full-time commitment?
Learn about the College Apprentice Program.

Fellowship Disciplines:

  • Acting
  • Casting
  • Company Management
  • Costume Design
  • Costume Production
  • Directing
  • Engagement and Education
  • Management
  • Graphic Design
  • Literary
  • Marketing and Communications
  • Special Events
  • Stage Management
  • Technical Direction

Fellowships are made possible in part by Michael and Maureen McMurphy, in memory of Patrick McMurphy.