Main Street Theater BIPOC Fellowship Program

 Main Street Theater BIPOC Fellowship Program

Main Street Theater’s Fellowship Program is a paid artistic leadership development program for early-career BIPOC individuals. Fellows will be assigned to one production either with the MainStage or Theater for Youth programs in their area of interest (Directing, Design, or Stage Management) while being given access to additional professional development opportunities within the Main Street Theater organization. Applications open January 1, 2023.

In addition, Fellows will participate in cohort meetings led by Main Street Theater’s Artistic Inclusion and Community Engagement Director. As part of the Fellowship cohort, participants will receive hands-on experience and mentorship from accomplished Houston-based theater professionals. Through this program, Fellows will develop important leadership skills and build a network for their future work.

Houston Chronicle feature on the Fellowship

Houston Arts Journal feature on the Fellowship

Application Information & Important Dates

Application Deadline | Rolling
Candidate Interviews | Rolling
Fellowship Date Range | August 2023 – August 2024

See full application below.


  • Identifies as Black, Indigenous, Person of Color
  • Resides in Houston or the surrounding area
  • Must have reliable transportation
  • Applicant’s experience must indicate their intention to pursue a professional career in theater
  • Applicants can be college students


  • $1,500 stipend is provided to each Fellow


  • Professional development and networking opportunities
  • Complimentary tickets to Main Street Theater productions
  • Mentorship opportunities at Main Street Theater and in the Houston theatre community

For more information, please contact Sloane Teagle, Artistic Inclusion and Community Engagement Director, at


MST BIPOC Fellowship Program Application

Do you have daytime availability?(Required)
Do you have reliable transportation?(Required)


Input three employment references in the field below (if not already included in your resume or CV) Please include each reference's Name and Contact Information (phone and email)

First Reference

Second Reference

Third Reference



  • Letter of Interest, no longer than two (2) pages, that addresses the following:
    • Why are you interested in the Fellowship? What attracts you to this particular Fellowship?
    • What are your goals as an artist? Where do you want to be in a year? How will this Fellowship help you achieve your goals?
    • Tell us about yourself: your experiences, dreams. What do you bring to this cohort of Fellows, mentors, and Main Street Theater staff?
    • Why are you a fit for this particular Fellowship?
    • Have you been mentored, or mentored someone before?
  • Resume or curriculum vitae (CV)
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation from arts professionals
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