The Programs

Creative Producer, in partnership with The Prince Fellowship:

Managed by Co-Directors Orin Wolf and Steve Chaikelson, The Prince Fellowship is designed to support the development of gifted emerging theatrical producers. The Prince Fellowship is committed to sustaining the finest traditions of creative producing. Traditionally, the one-year course is available to only one candidate, but in collaboration with TTLP, the fellowship will include an additional Black candidate. Following the one-year Prince Fellowship Program, the Creative Producer Fellows will be placed in a production company for the second year of their fellowship. For year three, TTLP is committed to allowing the fellow to dictate their own path and will continue to receive project support. If the producer is wanting job placement, TTLP will support that goal and use our networks to find an opportunity for the fellows.

Compensation Package for Year 1 (Including the Prince Fellowship)

  • $50,000/yearly compensation
  • $20,000 in creative project support
  • Health insurance
  • Relocation stipend to NYC, if applicable
  • Access to courses in Columbia’s MFA Theatre Management & Producing Program
  • Continued support from TTLP for years 2 & 3

Overview of the three year Creative Producer Fellowship:

Year 1 – Prince Fellowship

  • With mentorship provided by some of Broadway’s most prolific producers, such as Kristin Caskey, Sue Frost, Jeffery Seller, Thomas Schumacher and David Stone, the Creative Producer fellow will capitalize on all aspects of the Prince Fellowship including mentorship, access to Columbia University classes, and workshop funds.

Year 2 – Work Placement

  • TTLP will place the Creative Producing Fellow into a producer’s office as an associate producer or in whatever capacity the producer deems fit. It is TTLP’s goal that the fellow gains experience in all aspects of running a producing office: budgeting, marketing and pr, contracts, and production.

Year 3 – Project Development

  • Year three of the Creative Producer Fellowship will allow the fellow to lead their own learning and dictate the path in which they are most interested. TTLP will follow their lead. For example, the fellow may choose to stay in their year two placement or want a separate placement opportunity (i.e. a general management office for further learning or with another producer). TTLP will assist in that process by arranging the placements. Likewise, the fellow may want to start their own company and TTLP will provide assistance and access in that direction. The goal for this year is to provide a bespoke program that allows the fellow to chart out their journey while giving them the tools, access, and financial assistance needed to build a sustainable life in the commercial theater industry.

Applications for The Prince Fellowship close on June 15th, 2021.

General Management/Company Management, in partnership with Black Theatre Coalition (BTC) & Six Prominent Broadway General Management Offices

Formed by Warren Adams, T. Oliver Reid and Reggie Van Lee, BTC have secured significant partner relationships across the industry with producers, directors, designers and advertising agencies that can support the ecosystem they are creating, providing opportunities for Black professionals in these areas. They are focusing on paid placements in the workforce, mentorships and assistant positions on Broadway shows and theatrical projects. TTLP and BTC will support candidates in General Management through a combination of existing program opportunities and bespoke opportunities created for this project. Each candidate will be placed in a production office for two years. After the first two years, Fellows will have access to TTLP’s network of resources, mentors and continued support.

Compensation Package for General/Company Management Fellowship
(in conjunction with BTC)

  • $50,000/yearly compensation for 24 – month fellowship
  • Continued support for year 3
  • Health insurance
  • Relocation stipend to NYC, if applicable

Overview of the three year General/Company Management Fellowship:

Year 1- Main Focus: Contracts and Financial Planning.

  • Through the GM offices, fellows will also gain practical applications in creating developmental budgets, union reports, prepping payroll, paying bills, reviewing P & Ls, checking settlements, updating budgets/budget tracking.

Year 2- Main Focus: Developmental process, Transfers, Post Broadway Life

  • (including Touring, Licensing and Subsidiaries). Through the GM offices, fellows will also gain practical applications in touring budgets, touring proformas, commercial OOT budgets, full Broadway budgets, negotiating deals & contracts.

Year 3- Main Focus: Job placement.

  • After the first two years, fellows will continue to have access to TTLP’s network of resources, mentors and continued support.

Applications close on July 16th, 2021.

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WHAT MAKES A...

Producer:
Skills: Finance | Marketing | Collaboration | Creativity | Understanding Investment Management | Administration-based skills | Industry and Customer Relations | Clear communication | Time Management

General Manager:
Skills: Excel | Accounting | Contracts | Communications | Organization | Problem-Solving | Strategic Thinking | Project Management | Flexibility | Leadership | Detail-Oriented | Human Resources | Labor Relations

Company Manager:
Detail-Oriented | Ability to work well under pressure | Ability to be flexible and deal with all types of people | Understanding of Accounting and Finances | Multi-tasking | Knowledge of local and federal labor laws | Strong written and verbal communication skills | Thoroughness

FAQ

None. Everyone interested is encouraged to apply.

No prior experience in commercial theater is required for this fellowship. Diversity of experience from comparable fields is welcomed and encouraged for this fellowship. 

No. Applicants in and outside of New York are welcome to apply. Relocation funds will be available to those in need.

Yes! We know that there are many transferable skills within the industry. If you feel compelled to apply to more than one program, we ask that you take the time to apply separately to both programs you are interested in and we will work with our appropriate partners to determine the best fit for each applicant.

Year 1 – Prince Fellowship  

  • With mentorship provided by some of Broadway’s most prolific producers, such as, Kristin Caskey, Sue Frost, Jeffery Seller, Thomas Schumacher and David Stone, the Creative Producer fellow will capitalize on all aspects of the Prince Fellowship including mentorship, access to Columbia University classes, and workshop funds.

Year 2 – Work Placement

  • TTLP will place the Creative Producing Fellow into a producer’s office as an associate producer or in whatever capacity the producer deems fit. It is TTLP’s goal that the fellow gains experience in all aspects of running a producing office: budgeting, marketing and PR, contracts, and production. 

Year 3 – Project Development  

  • Year three of the Creative Producer Fellowship will allow the fellow to lead their own learning and dictate the path in which they are most interested. TTLP will follow their lead. For example, the fellow may choose to stay in their year two placement or want a separate placement opportunity (i.e. a general management office for further learning or with another producer). TTLP will assist in that process by arranging the placements. Likewise, the fellow may want to start their own company and TTLP will provide assistance and access in that direction. The goal for this year is to provide a bespoke program that allows the fellow to chart out their journey while giving them the tools, access, and financial assistance needed to build a sustainable life in the commercial theater industry.

Each fellow will be placed in a General Management office.

Year 1- Main Focus: Contracts and Financial Planning.  Through the GM offices, fellows will also gain practical applications in  creating developmental budgets, union reports, prepping payroll, paying bills, reviewing P & Ls, checking settlements, and updating budgets/budget tracking. 

Year 2- Main Focus: Developmental process, Transfers, Post Broadway Life (including Touring, Licensing and Subsidiaries). Through the GM offices, fellows will also gain practical applications in touring budgets, touring proformas, commercial OOT budgets, full Broadway budgets, negotiating deals & contracts. 

Year 3- Main Focus: Job placement. After the first two years, fellows will continue to have access to TTLP’s network of resources, mentors and continued support.

  • 6 General/Company Management 
  • 1 Creative Producer, each year for three years

Fellows will work closely with the partners in their respective disciplines. Additionally, fellows will work closely with TTLP staff and Advisory Council members for mentorship and guidance through the program. Please visit our About page for more information on staff and Advisory Council members.

Yes. TTLP has worked with our fiscal sponsor, Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF), to secure health benefits for all fellows.

TTLP’s programs are specifically built for Black theater professionals. It is our belief that by focusing on one of the most marginalized groups of people, we will ultimately create space for professionals of all races and ethnicities. For this current pilot program, we will focus on Black applicants due to the extremity to which they are excluded.

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