The League of Chicago Theatres announced The Samuel G. Roberson Jr. Resident Fellowship, a grant to fund a residency for early to mid-career Black theater artists based in Chicago for a one-year partnership with a Chicago-area theater.
The McMullen & Kime Charitable Trust is funding the fellowship.
Each year, the fellowship will be focused on a particular area of concentration in theater artsdirecting, artistic leadership or education, for example. The focus of the 2020 Samuel G. Roberson Jr Resident Fellowship Award is playwriting.
The artist and host theater recipients will work together toward a public performance of a play, performance piece or other performance endeavor. Each year, an artist will be awarded $20,000 for participation in the program. The host theater will be awarded $7,500 for its support of the artist.
Application and eligibility requirements can be found at LeagueOfChicagoTheatres.org/samuel-g-roberson-jr-resident-fellowship/ .