Internationally renowned theater director Julie Taymor is pleased to announce the creation of THE JULIE TAYMOR WORLD THEATER FELLOWSHIP, which will support exceptional, young theater directors’ travel to one of four (4) areas:  Central and South America, Africa, the Middle East or Asia in pursuit cultural and artistic experiences and an expanded vision of world theater.
This is an opportunity for enterprising young theater directors to travel beyond our borders and expand their creative horizons to include styles and techniques, best experienced in direct dialogue and work with creative artists.  It is our hope that through independent travel to and dialogue with world theater artists, fellowship recipients will increase their creative capacity and return to enliven the American theater with new productions fueled by their expanded perspective of world theatre.
Each year, up to four applicants (between the ages of 21 and 29 yrs) will be selected to receive one-year travel stipends of thirty thousand dollars($30,000) to support their project initiatives in one of these four regions. Selection will be based upon the individual’s demonstration of artistic excellence and resourcefulness, as well as her/his ability to articulate the potential impact of this grant upon future artistic growth.

Greg Emetaz