The Department of Theater Mini-Fellowship is designed for students with demonstrable financial need who are unable to participate fully in our productions due to the time constraints associated with work study and/or other job obligations. In order to help facilitate student participation in our productions, we are offering term-long fellowships of $1630 each; they will be disbursed in two payments of $815 each over the course of the term.
For the 2023-24 academic year, we are able to offer fellowships each term (except summer). Note that this is a pilot program that will be reevaluated as needed; future opportunities will be dependent on available funding.
The mini-fellowship is designed to facilitate preplanned involvement in the department over the course of an entire term; students must thus apply for it in advance of the start of each term. Students who wish to perform as part of their fellowship term should be aware that a role in a department production is not guaranteed. Similarly, students wishing to apply for a student production slot should know that selection for a fellowship term is not a guarantee that their production proposal will be approved. If the audition process does not yield a role, or if the application for a student production slot is not successful, we will work with the fellowship student to develop a rewarding alternative that will expand the student's theatre experience in useful ways.
Please note that the Goldner Mini-Fellowship is designed to facilitate extracurricular involvement in the department; it is not intended to facilitate credit-based or course-based activity such as those related to an honors thesis, THEA 40, or an independent study. It can, however, facilitate the completion of production credits that are not connected to an academic course.