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Resident Professional Development Programs

No longer accepting applications for the 2017-2018 Season--- All positions have been filled.

Kitchen Theatre Company’s (KTC) Resident Fellowship Program is committed to training future generations of theater professionals. At the Kitchen, the fellows play a vital role in the production and administration process and are mentored by members of the staff. KTC fellows and interns have gone on to MFA programs and to professional theater careers throughout the United States.

Frequently Asked Questions

About Kitchen Theatre Company
In 2010, Kitchen Theatre Company became the first theater company in Ithaca to own its own building. Located in downtown’s west end, our LEED-certified green home includes an intimate 99-seat thrust stage space. As “Central New York’s Off-Broadway Theater,” the Kitchen has a reputation for excellence in production quality as well as audience experience. The Kitchen is an Equity theater operating under the Small Professional Theater contract.  KTC is an artistic home and safe haven for its artists. Local professionals and New York City-based theater artists join Kitchen Theatre Company each season.  The Ithaca community offers small town comfort and big city cultural activities. Our fellows participate in the full life of the theater and in the exciting life in Ithaca.

About the Resident Professional Fellowship Program

Kitchen Theatre Company senior staff will mentors fellows in the areas of 1) direction and artistic leadership, 2) production, design and technical direction, 3) marketing and design 4) administration and general management. 

Fellows are in residence for an entire season. Housing and a weekly stipend is provided.  

  • Arts Administration Fellow – Mentored by the Managing Director and the Artistic Director, the A&M Fellow participates in the day-to-day operations of the theater while expanding knowledge of accounting, events planning, patron management and office communications. Must have strong communication skills, enjoy working with people, detail oriented and be a self-starter. This position is great experience for future managing directors.

  • Marketing & Design Fellow - Work directly with the Director of Marketing to create marketing campaigns and visual materials for this acclaimed professional theater company. Involvement includes updating and maintaining social media sites, managing and creating content for the theater's website and blog, and creating ads, invitations, emails, and other promotional materials. Knowledge of Adobe Suite and excellent organizational and written and oral communication skills required.

  • Stage Management - Work directly with the Resident Stage Manager as assistant stage manager. Involvement includes the full production process from pre-production through strike, as well as costume and prop organization and maintenance as needed. Strong organizational skills, excellent communication skills, as well as experience in props and/or costumes required. Pending qualifications and need, some design opportunities may be available. Earn Equity Membership Candidacy (EMC) points.

  • Production, Design & Technical Direction Fellow - Hands on experience working with the technical director, artistic director, guest designers and the members of each production team. Successful candidate should have some experience in all aspects of production and an interest in technical direction and/or design. The residency is designed to expand all skills in electrics, carpentry, scenic painting, sound, and props rendering as well as budgeting, working with design/director teams. The fellow may serve as master electrician supervising the load-in crew. Some opportunities for design may be available depending on qualifications and need. Good communication skills and strong interest in collaboration is a plus.


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The KTC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Kitchen Theatre Company’s Resident Fellow Program is supported in part by CSP Management and the Community Foundation of Tompkins County.