Hangar Theatre Design Fellowship & Apprentice Program – Apply Today!

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Approximately 15 years ago a dream was hatched to aid in the development of the next generation of theatre designers, providing an opportunity for intensive hands-on training equivalent to that of the Summer Drama League Directors’ Project.  This program is designed to help bridge the gap between the educational and professional worlds.  Our goal became to create an experience like no other. Giving early career designers the chance to learn, grow, think, collaborate, network, design, stretch, and most importantly – FAIL.  Will every idea be a home run?  Will every method work out?  Of course not, but you’ll never know unless you try. Thus, the Design Fellowship Program was born. Design opportunities are in the following fields: Scenery, Lighting, Sound, & Costumes. 

Please complete the form below and email it along with a cover letter, resume, and list of references (no letters or portfolios at this time please) to


If you are applying for the Design Fellowship Program, you must be available for the complete duration of May 28, 2018 – August 17, 2018 (some fellows will only be needed through July 28, 2018).
*All eligible candidates, at minimum, will have their undergraduate degrees before the summer season begins

If you are applying for the Design Apprenticeship Program, you must be available for the complete duration of June 7, 2018 – August 13, 2018.
*All eligible candidates, at minimum, will have completed at least one year of undergraduate studies

Throughout the years the program has been manipulated, altered, changed again, overhauled, and tweaked to make the experience as positive as possible.  In 10 weeks this summer, the 8 fellows will design 4 shows (two 2nd stage experimental productions  in our ‘Wedge Series’ and two children’s theatre productions in our ‘KIDDSTUFF season’), collaborate with four Drama League Directors, mentor four Design Apprentices, and assist on the Mainstage productions.  This is Design Boot Camp!

This program will challenge you to think – creatively, quickly, and collaboratively. This program will force you out of your design comfort zone.  This program will hone your artistic voice. Read testimonials from past participants.

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