Chautauqua Theater Company is committed to developing the next generation of theater artists. The heart of CTC’s educational programming is the Conservatory. We bring together top emerging theater artists from around the country for hands-on training and work experience helping to bridge the gap between artist training and professional careers.
Acting Conservatory members play leading roles in mainstage productions and the New Play Workshop series. Design Fellows assist designers on mainstage productions and take leading design roles in the touring Shakespeare productions, as well as other design opportunities. Directing Fellows assist directors on mainstage productions and the New Play Workshops and take a leading role in community engagement initiatives and talkbacks.
All conservatory members receive a full scholarship including housing and a stipend. Conservatory alumni currently work across the country from Broadway to regional theater houses and CTC frequently welcomes back Conservatory alumni as guest artists on our mainstage.
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The acting conservatory began 30 years ago alongside CHQ’s first resident theater company. Founded by Michael Kahn, grown by Rebecca Guy and now under the leadership of Producing Artistic Director Jade King Carroll, the acting conservatory has emerged as the premiere summer training ensemble in the country.
FutureNow Stage Directing Fellowships
The FutureNow Stage Directing Fellowships, a new partnership with The Drama League, allow early and mid-career stage directors to practice their craft inside three acclaimed professional companies and explore different paths in the evolving landscape of directing in the United States.
The Design Fellowship provides a valuable opportunity for early career designers to work side by side with experienced professionals and with future colleagues (young actors, directors, writers and designers).
Check out the frequently asked questions to find more information on our application, scheduling, and audition processes, as well as other general information regarding the conservatory.
A listing of Chautauqua Theater Company alumni from 1983 to present.