Much Ado About Nothing Directing Fellow

Shakespeare Theatre Company
Washington, DC 20003

Job Details


SHAKESPEARE THEATRE COMPANY (Washington, D.C.) seeks a Directing Fellow to support its upcoming production of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing directed by new Artistic Director, Simon Godwin. The Directing Fellow will assist the production team during rehearsals and performances, which may include serving as the Lead Assistant Director or as a Second Assistant: March 16th – June 14th, 2020.

Duties include supporting the director with all aspects of the rehearsal and production process including but not limited to research, text analysis, recording blocking, rehearsing understudies and maintaining the production once it has opened. The Directing Fellow also facilitates communication between the theatre staff and the production team and may have administrative responsibilities related to the operation of the Artistic Department. 

Shakespeare Theatre Company is dedicated to fostering the next generation of theatre practitioners from a variety of backgrounds and strives to increase accessibility for everyone in our community. For more information please visit:

Fellows receive a $150 weekly stipend, fully furnished, rent-free housing in downtown D.C., and staff benefits including free tickets, acting classes and company events.

Candidates should have a degree in theatre, experience as an Assistant Director on professional productions, a working knowledge of Shakespeare and other classics, and excellent interpersonal and organizational skills. To apply: email cover letter, resume and references to, or mail a hard copy to:

Shakespeare Theatre Company
516 Eighth Street SE
Washington, D.C. 20003

Applications are due by December 16th, 2019.


March 16, 2020 – June 14, 2020





516 Eighth Street SE
Washington, DC 20003


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