The Thomas S. Kenan Institute for the Arts at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts is a creative catalyst that encourages and supports the exploration and development of new knowledge to transform the way artists, organizations and communities approach their creative challenges. For more information, visit uncsa.edu/kenan.
Kenan Directing Showcase
The Kenan Fellowship and ACT seek to provide emerging artists with practical knowledge and experience as artists embarking on a career in regional theatre.
Each Kenan Fellow is mentored by Artistic Director, John Langs, ACTLab Production Manager, Katie Burnett, and Literary Manager, Samie Detzer, as well as by the entire ACT staff, in varying capacities. Mentors support and assist the Fellows through their learning of ACT’s approach to making theatre and guide the Fellows through the challenges and realities of what it means to be an artist in Seattle. Additionally, the Fellowship supports time to pursue artistic growth, attend performances, and the further development of networking in their professional field. Kenan Fellows are also encouraged to apply to produce and develop their own performance project.