The Sundance Institute Theatre Program provides professional actors, dramaturgs, rehearsal space, and stage management for the collaborative team working on each project. Selected projects rehearse daily with a company of actors dedicated to each project. At the end of the Theatre Lab, projects will culminate in an informal presentation for the Lab community only, followed by an artist-led conversation with Sundance Institute artistic staff and/or guest Creative Advisors.
Each full-time Fellow (playwright, director, or other primary collaborator) receives a $1200 honorarium and a company of actors (if applicable), selected by Sundance Institute in collaboration with the Fellows, to support their project. Actors are selected for their professionalism, versatility, and suitability for the development process.
Through open submissions The Sundance Institute looks for original, compelling human stories that reflect the independent vision of the theatre artist. The Theatre Program is interested in supporting a diverse and daring group of theatre artists who tell unique stories, present material in a new form, or conceptualize existing material with an innovative vision. Wwriters and collaborators who are interested in genuinely exploring their material.