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Wingspace Mentorship Deadline Extended for Design Applicants

Stage Directions • Industry NewsTheatre Buzz • April 2, 2020

The 2020 Mentorship deadline has been extended for design applicants.

In order to get a more diverse pool of applicants, Wingspace Theatricals is extending the application deadline to April 10 for all costume, lighting, scenic, sound, and projection designer candidates.

The Wingspace Mentorship Program is a free, one-year professional development program for young theater artists seeking guidance at the start of their careers. Mentorships are offered in scenic, costume, lighting, sound, and projection design as well as in directing. Mentorships begin in July 2020.

While the exact shape of the experience will be tailored to the needs of the accepted applicants, some of the potential benefits include: assigned mentors in your field to provide individualized guidance, monthly discussions of important topics in business and art, professional introductions and networking assistance, short-term usage of space at the Wingspace studio, and opportunities to observe professional artists during rehearsals.

Successful applicants will be recent college graduates or the professional equivalent who are detail-oriented, hard-working, self-motivated, and passionate about the performing arts. Applicants must reside in the greater New York metropolitan area for the duration of the mentorship.

More information and application can be found at www.wingspace.com/mentorship.
The application deadline is April 10, 2020. Mentorships begin in July 2020.

Wingspace is dedicated to building a culturally diverse and equitable environment and strongly encourages applicants from groups traditionally underrepresented in professional design positions. The deadline may be extended to ensure a diverse applicant pool.

Wingspace is an organization of theater artists that fosters conversations on design, strengthens our community and furthers activism in the field.

Further information from Wingspace: www.wingspace.com

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