Main Street Theater announces its newest initiative, the BIPOC Fellowship Program which will begin in February 2022.
“Historically, artists at BIPOC have not been given equal opportunities and access to work with established professionals,” shares Sloane Teagle, director of artistic inclusion and community engagement at the theatre. “The Main Street Theater has always been on a mission to create paid, professional work for artists in general, and this scholarship is another step towards more inclusive and equitable work specifically for BIPOC artists.”
The MST Fellowship will serve as a paid artistic leadership development program for early-career BIPOC individuals. Applicants will submit a resume and portfolio, and three applicants will be selected in April 2022. Selected fellows will be assigned to a production with the MainStage or Theater for Youth programs in their area of interest (directing, designing, or performing). Management) while having access to additional professional development opportunities within the Main Street Theater organization.
Additionally, fellows will participate in cohort meetings led by Ms. Teagle. As part of the Fellowship cohort, participants will benefit from hands-on experience and mentorship from accomplished Houston-based theater professionals. Through this program, fellows will develop important leadership skills and network for future work.
“We are grateful for Sloane’s leadership,” said MST founding artistic director Rebecca Greene Udden. “And we are very excited about the possibilities of this new scholarship.” The first Main Street Fellowship will run from May 2022 to September 2022.
The application deadline is April 1, 2022. Visit MainStreetTheater.com to apply or for more information, please contact Sloane Teagle at [email protected]