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Become a M.A.D. Fellow!

We have now filled all 2019 M.A.D. fellowship slots! The application for 2020 fellowships will go live in the fall of 2019 and be due in early 2020. Please contact Leigh Rondon-Davis (leigh@shotgunplayers.org) with any questions or concerns. We thank you for your interest in Shotgun and the Make A Difference program.

Fellowship Information

Shotgun Players is an equal opportunity employer. Employment opportunities at Shotgun Players are based upon one's qualifications and capabilities to perform the essential functions of a particular job. All employment opportunities are provided without regard to race, religion, color, sex, national origin, age, military status, veteran status, disability, genetic information, ancestry, medical condition, marital status, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by law.


You’ve got questions, we’ve got answers! (Or F.A.Q.s as others like to call them.) For questions about Shotgun’s M.A.D. fellowships or the application, please contact M.A.D. program coordinator, Leigh Rondon-Davis at leigh@shotgunplayers.org.

What about gas and burrito money?

All M.A.D. fellows will receive a modest stipend for their work at Shotgun Players.

Do you have a couch I can crash on?

Shotgun Players cannot cover housing or transportation. So please keep that in consideration if you are thinking about coming from out-of-state. We also cannot sponsor foreign applicants or assist in obtaining travel documents, but we happily welcome applicants who currently have up-to-date visas and work permits!

What makes me a good applicant?

The ideal applicant is a college student or recent graduate who is interested in a career in theatre and can commit to the full time requirements of the fellowship, experienced designing at least one production (either academic or non-academic), and (preferably) familiar with standard software for your field (ex. Vectorworks, Lightwright, QLab, Microsoft Excel, Adobe Creative Cloud, Google Suite).

What about my side gig?

Our fellowship time commitments vary and often require some evening or weekend work. For administrative fellowships, a full-time job would not work within the time commitment. Shotgun sometimes has opportunities to offer minimum wage employment as part of our front of house staff. Design fellowships have more flexibility, but be please be sure to consider your schedule, and make sure this program is a good fit for you.

All the fellowships are so great! Can I apply for more than one?

You are welcome to apply for multiple fellowships, but will likely be selected for only one.