Resident Professional Fellowship Program

Kitchen Theatre Company’s (KTC) Resident Fellowship Program is committed to training future generations of theater professionals. At the Kitchen, the fellows play a vital role in the production and administration process and are mentored by members of the staff. KTC fellows have gone on to MFA programs and to professional theater careers throughout the United States.

Applications open February 2019.

Frequently Asked Questions

About Kitchen Theatre Company
In 2010, Kitchen Theatre Company became the first theater company in Ithaca to own its own building. Located in downtown’s west end, our LEED-certified green home includes an intimate 99-seat thrust stage space. As “Central New York’s Off-Broadway Theater,” the Kitchen has a reputation for excellence in production quality as well as audience experience. The Kitchen is an Equity theater operating under the Small Professional Theater contract.  KTC is an artistic home and safe haven for its artists. Local professionals and New York City-based theater artists join Kitchen Theatre Company each season.  The Ithaca community offers small town comfort and big city cultural activities. Our fellows participate in the full life of the theater and in the exciting life in Ithaca.

About the Resident Professional Fellowship Program

Fellows are in residence for an entire season. Housing and a weekly stipend is provided.  Fellowships are available in the following areas:

  • Artistic -Mentored by the Artistic Director, the AD Fellow participates in the day-to-day operations of the theater focusing on casting, dramaturgy, literary management, producing, and general messaging. The AD Fellow also curates and creates KTC audience engagement materials such as lobby displays and printed audience guides. If there is interest, the AD Fellow will assistant direct on mainstage shows throughout the season. Must have strong writing and communication skills, enjoy working with people, be detail oriented, and be a self-starter. This position is great experience for future artistic directors.

  • Administrative and Office Management – Mentored by the Managing Director and the Artistic Director, the A&M Fellow participates in the day-to-day operations of the theater. This fellow will learn skills related to several fields of arts management, including: general operating practices (including budgeting, accounting, and cash management); development and marketing strategies; front-of-house operations; personnel management; event planning; and company management. Additional opportunities in literary management and producing may be available. Must have exceptional communication skills (written and oral), be proficient with Microsoft Office Suite and Google Suite, enjoy working with people, be detail oriented and be a self-starter. Previous management and scheduling experience is a plus, but not necessary. This position is great experience for future managing directors.

  • Marketing & Design - Work directly with the Associate Producing Director and other staff members to create marketing campaigns and visual materials for this acclaimed professional theater company. Involvement includes updating and maintaining social media sites, managing and creating content for the theater's website, and creating ads, invitations, emails, videos, and other promotional materials. Knowledge of Adobe Suite and excellent organizational and written and oral communication skills required. Knowledge of Final Cut Pro is a plus.

  • Stage & Production Management - Work directly with the Resident Stage Manager as assistant stage manager with guest and resident creative teams. Involvement includes the full production process from pre-production through strike, as well as costume and prop organization and maintenance as needed. This position also works alongside the Artistic Director, who serves as Production manager, to facilitate various aspects of production including light hangs, budgeting, calendar work, rentals, and more. There is also opportunity to stage manage Kitchen Sink productions. Strong organizational skills, excellent communication skills, as well as experience in props and/or costumes required. Earn Equity Membership Candidacy (EMC) points.

The KTC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Kitchen Theatre Company’s Resident Fellow Program is supported in part by CSP Management and the Community Foundation of Tompkins County.