The Fellowship Project

Every year, each department here at A.C.T. welcomes a Fellow for the season and provides mentorship to young professionals as they transition into the theater industry. For ten months, Fellows are immersed in the world of San Francisco’s premier regional theater and they learn how a not-for-profit organization runs from the inside out. Within their respective fields, they grow both personally and professionally and they acquire a wide variety of skills to kickstart their professional careers. The Fellowship Project is the annual educational capstone in which the Fellows of American Conservatory Theater are able to put the knowledge and skills that they have gained through their Fellowship into practice by working together to produce a play.

To make this project a success, it is imperative that each fellow involved take on numerous responsibilities. Most fellows have official roles that correspond to their departments at A.C.T. However, those titles don’t show the group effort required to make this show a reality. Every fellow fundraises, volunteers to work events, helps with front of house, and assists load-in and strike. The opportunity to produce the show entirely on their own holds each fellow accountable for their work and allows each individual to stretch themselves and contribute in ways they might not have imagined at the onset.

This year's Fellowship Cohort (2019-2020) is producing 
COLLECTIVE RAGE: A PLAY IN 5 BETTIES; IN ESSENCE, A QUEER AND OCCASIONALLY HAZARDOUS EXPLORATION; DO YOU REMEMBER WHEN YOU WERE IN MIDDLE SCHOOL AND YOU READ ABOUT SHACKLETON AND HOW HE EXPLORED THE ANTARCTIC?; IMAGINE THE ANTARCTIC AS A PUSSY AND IT’S SORT OF LIKE THAT 
by Jen Silverman 
directed by Artistic Fellow, Gracie Brakeman.

Performances will take place in Studio 8DE within A.C.T.'s 30 Grant Offices from March 26-29.
This production is also a participant in the Bay Area Women's Theater Festival: a three month long event committed to showcasing work written, directed, created, and performed by women+ and non-binary artists.

About the Show:

Betty is rich; Betty is lonely; Betty’s busy working on her truck; Betty wants to talk about love, but Betty needs to hit something. And Betty keeps using a small hand mirror to stare into parts of herself she’s never examined. Five different people named Betty collide at the intersection of anger, sex, and the “Thea-Tah.”



The 2019-2020 Fellowship Cohort would be extremely grateful to those who consider making a donation of any amount to support their project! Each donation level comes with its own tier of perks:

Rocky Road +$250

·       2 complimentary tickets to A.C.T. Mainstage's Production of Poor Yella Rednecks: Vietgone Part 2

·       Two Premium reserved seats to the Collective Rage performance of your choice.

·       Invitation to one rehearsal of Collective Rage.

·       Signed Poster/postcard from Fellows.

·       Two complimentary vouchers for Ben & Jerry’s.

·       Social Media shout-out on A.C.T Fellow’s page.

·       Recognition in Collective Rage program.

Mint Chip $175 - $249

·       Two Premium reserved seats to the Collective Rage performance of your choice.

·       Invitation to one rehearsal of Collective Rage.

·       Signed Poster/postcard from Fellows.

·       Two complimentary vouchers for Ben & Jerry’s.

·       Social Media shout-out on the on the A.C.T. Fellow’s Page.

·       Recognition in Collective Rage Program.

Cookies n Cream $100-$174

·       Two Premium reserved seats to the Collective Rage performance of your choice.

·       Poster/Thank You postcard from Fellows.

·       Two complimentary vouchers for Ben & Jerry’s

·       Social Media shout-out on the on the A.C.T. Fellow’s Page

·       Recognition in Collective Rage program.

Strawberry $50-$99

·       Thank You Postcard from Fellows.

·       Social Media shout-out on the on the A.C.T. Fellow’s Page.

Vanilla $25-$49

·       Social Media shout-out on the on the A.C.T. Fellow’s Page.

 

Advocating for and Amplifying the work of women+ and non-binary artists

 

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