BIPOC Talent Programs: Elevating Theatre Leadership

Formed by Warren Adams, T. Oliver Reid, and Reggie Van Lee, BTC has 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.

Managed by Co-Directors Orin Wolf and Steven 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.

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 its 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). 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 theatre industry.

TTLP’s Company Management Program is approved and in full alignment with the New York State Diversity and Arts Job Training Program. This program is designed to support and retain BIPOC Company Managers and Assistant Company Managers interested in working on Broadway.

TTLP is positioned to assist Broadway productions in the recruitment and continued development of BIPOC Company Managers by offering supplemental opportunities for continued learning and mentorship. Please email with any inquiries and details on the application process.

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