Justin John Moniz (Executive Director)
Scott Skiba, Chair (Cleveland Opera Theatre)
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.
Fellowships will include full tuition, housing, and on campus meals.
– Two letters of recommendation from professionals who speak to your ability as a stage director (Recommendations should be sent directly to: Scott Skiba, Chair – firstname.lastname@example.org)
– Upload a video excerpt of a production or scene 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, 2019.
UPDATE: All fellowships have been awarded for our 2019 Summer Festival. Please check back this fall for more information regarding our 2020 season!