Due to COVID-19, this program will resume in 2022. Please check back in September 2021 for our 2022 Summer Festival season announcement & audition information.
Justin John Moniz (Executive Director), Stage Director, As One
Scott Skiba (Assistant Artistic Director), Stage Director, The Threepenny Opera
Kathleen Belcher, Stage Director, Carousel
Jennifer McGregor, Stage Director, Acis and Galatea
Hawaii Performing Arts Festival’s Directing Fellowship Program will award Fellowships to two outstanding young directors who are aiming for careers in the opera and/or musical theatre directing field.
Fellows will work closely with our directing faculty and receive regular one on one sessions. Each fellow will be assigned to one of our three MainStage productions, working under the guidance of our world-renowned stage directors. Fellows will also have the opportunity to work one on one with the festival’s singers during dramatic coachings. Additional artistic assignments may be assigned at the discretion of the festival’s artistic staff, based on each fellow’s experience.
This season, one fellow will be assigned to assist both As One and The Threepenny Opera. Two additional fellows will each be assigned to assist either Acis and Galatea or Carousel. All fellows will have the opportunity to interface with our entire staff of world-renowned directors and artistic personnel.
Fellowships will include full tuition, housing, and on campus meals. Transportation to/from Hawai’i is the responsible of the artist. In addition, ground transportation is not provided. Fellows often share rental cars to offset this expense. Car shares can be arranged by contacting Shayna Leahy, Artistic Administrator, at firstname.lastname@example.org, following the acceptance of an offer.
- Resumé (include link to your website, if applicable)
- Two letters of recommendation from professionals who speak to your ability as a stage director (Recommendations should be sent directly to: Scott Skiba, Chair – email@example.com)
- Upload a video excerpt of a production, scene, or a compiled directing reel of production and scene excerpts that you have directed (maximum 15 minutes)
- Upload a video introducing yourself and your approach to working with young singers (maximum 3 minutes)
Both links should be uploaded to YouTube with links included on your YapTracker application.
Finalists will be notified for a Skype interview with the Artistic Staff.
DEADLINE FOR APPLICANTS IS FEBRUARY 15, 2020.