APPLICATIONS BEING ACCEPTED
FOR FIRST ANNUAL T. FELLOWSHIP
NOVEMBER 15, 2006 THROUGH FEBRUARY 1, 2007
FIRST ACCEPTED FELLOW IN
THEATER PRODUCING PROGRAM
WILL BE ANNOUNCED IN SPRING 2007 AND
BEGIN T. FELLOWSHIP SEPTEMBER 2007
Applications for the first annual T. Fellowship are being accepted from Wednesday, November 15, 2006, through Thursday, February 1, 2007. Applications and instructions are available online at www.tfellowship.com. Final candidates will go through an interview process with the T. Fellowship committee in April and May of 2007. The first fellow, who will be known as the Geraldine Stutz Fellow, will be announced in spring of 2007, and the program will begin in September 2007. The T. Fellowship Committee members are Harold Prince (Director/Producer), Ed Wilson (Teacher/Author/Critic), Margo Lion (Producer), Jack O’Brien (Artistic Director of The Old Globe Theatre), Victoria Bailey (TDF Executive Director), Gregory Mosher (Director of The Columbia Arts Initiative) and Steven Chaikelson (Chair of The Theatre Division of the Columbia University School of the Arts). The program is run by Columbia University's School of the Arts, and the T. Fellowship Committee Members will serve as mentors to the selected fellow.
The T. Fellowship is a one-year program, and in the first phase the fellow may take classes and apprentice/observe through placements “in the field” with working professionals. In addition, the fellow will be working to identify and develop a new theatrical production. During the second phase of the Fellowship, the fellow will produce and present the work they have developed. The fellow will receive a stipend of $14,000, and a $20,000 budget for the development of the new work.
The T. Fellowship was created in an effort to help create a new generation of creative theatrical producers, those who initiate work from the ground up, following a path all their own. The T. Fellowship was created to honor the legacy of Broadway producer T. Edward Hambleton by supporting and developing gifted, emerging theatrical producers.
T. Edward Hambleton founded the Phoenix Theatre with Norris Houghton in 1953, making it an early force in the Off-Broadway movement. After 29 consecutive New York seasons and 164 productions as managing director, T. Edward continued the Phoenix commitment by presenting challenging new productions of high artistic quality and assisting emerging playwrights. During its long and distinguished history, the Phoenix presented new works by Robert Audrey, Frank Gilroy, Arthur Kopit, James Saunders, LaTouche and Moross while at the same time offering fresh productions of Shakespeare, Shaw, Pirandello, Brecht, O'Neill, Ionesco, Fry, O'Casey, Sherwood, Gorky, Marlowe, Kaufman and Hart, Sartre, Molière, Miller and Williams, under such directors as Tyrone Guthrie, John Houseman, Ellis Rabb, Gordon Davidson, Hal Prince and Gene Saks with actors including Helen Hayes, Irene Worth, Cynthia Harris, Meryl Streep, Eva Le Gallienne, Jimmy Stewart, Nancy Walker and Carol Burnett. After 1976, the Phoenix concentrated on new plays and the nurturing of new
playwrights through its Commission Program. The fruits of these labors include
Wendy Wasserstein's Uncommon Women and Others and Isn't It Romantic; David
Berry's G. R. Point; Marsha Norman's Getting Out; Ron Hutchinson's Says
I, Says He; Peter Handke's A Sorrow Beyond Dreams; and Mustapha Matura's Meetings. Hambleton served as a member of the Board of Directors of
Center Stage in Baltimore, Maryland, and as a
member of the Board of Governors of the League of American Theatres and
Producers. He received a Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre
in 2000. In 2001, he was added to the Theatre Hall of Fame.
Columbia University's School of the Arts offers Master of Fine Arts degrees through four divisions: film, theatre arts, visual arts and writing. The theatre arts division offers MFA degrees in acting, directing, playwriting, dramaturgy/script development, stage management and theatre management and producing. . Among the division's leading faculty are Arnold Aronson, Anne Bogart, Steven Chaikelson, Kristin Linklater, Eduardo Machado and Andrei Serban.
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