The Prince Fellowship, in association with Columbia University School of the Arts, has revealed Maxwell Beer and Amy Marie Haven as their 2023 fellows. Beer will take the Prince Fellowship and Haven the Prince/The Theatre Leadership Project (TTLP) Fellowship.
The Prince Fellowship was created by late Broadway producer and director Harold Prince, and intended to support the next generation of creative theatrical producers. The Prince/TTLP Fellowship was created through a partnership with TTLP, and intended to increase Black leadership in commercial theatre through three-year, paid fellowships.
Fellows receive resources including a stipend and a budget for development of a new theatrical production, access to courses in Columbia’s MFA Theatre Management & Producing Program, and mentorship from prominent producers and industry specialists.
“Max’s experience in the business has been dynamic and comprehensive and we look forward to seeing how that experience translates to the theatrical community,” says Prince Fellowship mentor Kristin Caskey. “His enthusiasm and focused ambition will make him a great Fellow and help him build a long career as a creative producer."
Current Prince Fellowship mentors include Caskey, Sue Frost, Tom Schumacher, Jeffrey Seller, and David Stone, and the program is managed by Columbia University School of the Arts. The fellowship also provides access to an extensive advisory group of industry specialists for additional support.
"We are excited to welcome Amy Marie Haven into our Creative Producer program,” TTLP founders Barbara Broccoli, Lia Vollack, Travis Ballenger, Patrick Daly and Alecia Parker said in a joint statement. “Amy Marie is a multi-faceted theatre artist with a depth of experience across producing, directing, and nonprofit management. Her experience coupled with her enthusiasm and passion for creative producing will add immense value to our field for years to come."
Support for The Prince Fellowship is provided by The John Gore Organization. Prospective fellows can visit PrinceFellowship.com.