La Jolla Playhouse announces new grants for BIPOC directors and managers

La Jolla Playhouse announced two new Fellow positions: a BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) Leadership Fellow and a BIPOC Stage Management Fellow.

These two-year fellowships include full salary and benefits and provide recipients with the opportunity to gain artistic and administrative experience, including substantial interaction with all departments, visiting artists, and community members. Each scholarship is designed to be customizable based on the needs and passions of the recipient, culminating in slot machine management or stage management during Playhouse’s subscription season.

“The Playhouse is deeply committed to playing an active role in building the next generation of BIPOC theater makers. As a central part of our anti-racism action plan, this new program offers fellows the opportunity to become participants fully integrated into our artistic process, helping us to make a meaningful contribution to the changing landscape of the National Theater,” said Christopher Ashley, Artistic Director of The Wealthy Family at La Jolla Playhouse.

“We are thrilled to launch this new program which allows Fellows to become an integral part of Playhouse’s full-time staff, while providing the resources needed to support them during their tenure in San Diego,” added Debby Buchholz, Chief Executive Officer of Playhouse. La Jolla Playhouse.

a??Scholars will take an active role in the day-to-day operations of the Playhouse, participating in new game development programs such as Page to Stage and DNA New Work Seriesa??; the program without walls (WOW) immersive and adapted to the site? ; the Performance Awareness Program (POP) Toura??; learning and engagement activities; as well as participation in Playhouse’s BIPOC affinity group and the Accountability and Inclusion Alliance (AIA), a staff-led initiative to help dismantle systemic inequities within Playhouse’s structures, policies and practices. to create impactful solutions for a safe, fair and anti-racist community.

BIPOC’s Director and Stage Manager Fellowships are among the commitments set out in Playhouse’s Anti-Racism Action Plan, through which the organization is working to reshape its policies and become a more representative and welcoming theater for people. voice of BIPOC.

The application window is open through June 30, with recipients notified September 1 for a start date of January 1, 2023. For more information, please visit

La Jolla Playhouse is a place where artists and audiences come together to create what’s new and future in American theater, from Tony Award-winning productions, to imaginative programs for young audiences, to interactive experiences outside our walls. theatre. Founded in 1947 by Gregory Peck, Dorothy McGuire and Mel Ferrer, the Playhouse is currently led by Tony Award winner Christopher Ashley, La Jolla Playhouse Wealthy Family Artistic Director and General Manager Debby Buchholz. The Playhouse is internationally recognized for developing new plays and musicals, including editing 108 world premieres, commissioning 60 new works and sending 33 productions to Broadway – including the hit musical Come From Away – winning a total of 38 Tony Awards, as well as the 1993 Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Drama.

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