The Department of Theater recognizes that work study or other job requirements can constrain a student's ability to commit to being a part of a theater production. In order to help alleviate this problem and facilitate student participation in our productions, the department is currently offering term-long mini-fellowships of $1000 each.
Students receiving a mini-fellowship are expected to decrease their work hours accordingly (by approximately 10 hours/week) in order to help free up their schedule for rehearsals and/or production work.** Please note that only students who are currently receiving financial aid from the College are eligible to apply for a mini-fellowship. Funds will be disbursed in two payments of $500 each over the course of the term.
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.
**For the spring 2021 term: we are aware that student employment opportunities are limited due to the ongoing pandemic. In planning their decrease of work hours with the dept, spring 2021 fellowship recipients will be able to take into consideration position(s) that they would normally have expected to hold but were unable to secure this term, either because they are enrolled remotely or because the position is not currently available.