Arena Stage
  • Washington, DC, USA
  • $400 per week
  • Seasonal

Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance Available

Position Description: 

Literary Fellow works closely with the Literary Manager on script submissions, script reading, and reporting, production dramaturgy research, facilitating post-show discussions, and script tracking for new play development. Other activities may include staffing special artistic events and workshops, being on-book as needed, and general office support. This position requires a flexible schedule for occasional evening and weekend hours. Candidates with a strong background in dramaturgy, and/or producing theater are preferred. Computer skills in Word and Excel are required


Fellowships are designed for recent graduates (undergraduate or graduate) and career changers interested in pursuing a career in the professional theater. 

Dates: Seasonal fellowships are full-time and require 35-weeks commitment generally between August and May. Specific dates depend on departmental needs.

Compensation: Weekly stipend of $400.00 and health, dental and vision insurance package.

How to apply:

  1. Upload Cover letter
  2. Upload Resume
  3. Diversity Statement (included in the questionnaire)
  4. Upload Unofficial Transcript
  5. Upload Writing Sample (For administrative, artistic development, and community engagement applicants only)


Incomplete applications will not be considered.

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