Columbia University School of the Arts’ has opened applications for the 2022 Prince Fellowship program (formerly the T. Fellowship). Two fellows will each receive a stipend of $10,000 and a $20,000 budget to aid in the development of a new theatrical production. Access will also be granted to courses within Columbia's MFA theatre management and producing program, alongside mentorship from prominent producers and industry specialists.
Designed to support a new generation of creative producers, Prince founded the program in 2005 to honor of producer T. Edward Hambleton. The program was renamed the Prince Fellowship in 2021. Current Prince Fellowship Mentors are Kristin Caskey, Sue Frost, Tom Schumacher, Jeffrey Seller, and David Stone.
Three productions developed with Fellowship support will debut in the United States this season; Suffs, produced by Rachel Sussman, is currently running at the Public Theatre. Eighty-Sixed, produced by Aaron Glick, is running at The Diversionary Theater of San Diego from May 12 - June 12. How to Dance in Ohio, produced by Ben Holtzman, is running at Syracuse Stage from September 21 through October 9.
Applications are open through May 31. Prospective applicants should visit PrinceFellowship.com for information about the program and an informational webinar on May 11.