Jun 6, 2024

The Braid

Santa Monica, CA

The Braid’s NEXT Emerging Artist Program is not just any fellowship; it’s a groundbreaking, PAID opportunity for writers and directors in their 20s, 30s, and 40s to be mentored by industry pros in a unique art form that blends storytelling and theatre. This journey allows you to hone your literary and directing skills while connecting with a community of passionate creatives.

Salary: $1,000 stipend


Unlock Your Storytelling Potential With These Program Benefits:

Spot the Perfect Story: Learn to identify captivating stories for the stage and beyond.

Edit & Adapt: Shape material into effective, meaningful stories

Source Material: Discover how to find compelling content that captivates audiences.

Curate Shows: Craft shows with seamless, thoughtful connections between stories.

Text Analysis: Break down stories for maximum impact and emotional engagement.

Rehearsal Techniques: Elevate your material through focused, effective rehearsals.

Actor Coaching: Work one-on-one with actors to draw out their best performances.

Ensemble Building: Collaborate with multiple actors to create a cohesive, dynamic ensemble.

Professional Insights: Gain insider knowledge as you observe professionals create new shows.

Valuable Mentorship: Receive guidance from seasoned artists in developing The Braid’s unique performance style.

Creative Collaboration: Join forces with fellow creative minds.

NEXT Alumni Network: Become part of a thriving community of past Fellows and continue your creative journey.

Education requirements: None

Deadline to apply: June 23, 2024

Documents required to apply: Work Sample/Portfolio, Writing Sample

How to apply: Click here for more info and to apply