Apply now! 2010 NEA Arts Journalism Institute in Theater and Musical Theater

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++++++++++++++++++++++++++ * * *NEA Arts Journalism Institute in Theater and Musical Theater *Fellowship Opportunity •• Apply Now! *May 17-27, 2010*

USC Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism, Los Angeles, CA * * *FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT*: ** * * *To view press release click here *

USC Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism and the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) are pleased to announce the *6th* *annual Arts Journalism Institute in Theater and Musical Theater*. This is an 11-day intensive workshop in theater and musical theater for writers, editors, broadcast and online producers from the 50 states and Puerto Rico. Based in Los Angeles, the Fellowship provides a total immersion experience that includes attending as many as ten performances or rehearsals. Participants will meet theater professionals ranging from directors and administrators of Los Angeles’ primary theater companies to artists and journalists of national stature, who will engage them individually for writing instruction and exercises. Professional sessions addressing changes in the media industry will be offered and special attention will be paid to building multimedia skills and storytelling. The institute is designed for American arts journalists. No specialized knowledge of theater is required. Staff journalists and freelancers who work in print, radio, TV or online media are welcome to apply. * * *IMPORTANT DETAILS* * * *Institute dates*: May 17-27, 2010 *How to apply*: Go to to fill out an electronic application, instructions are provided. Only electronic applications will be accepted. *Application Deadline**: March 11, 2010**, received no later than 11:59pm Pacific Standard Time (PST).* *Notification of Acceptance:* March 25, 2010

*Location**:* USC Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism, downtown Los Angeles. Hotel is located in Little Tokyo. *Cost:* The program covers most expenses, including: roundtrip travel to and from Los Angeles, hotel, most meals, reading materials, Internet access in your hotel room and transportation within Los Angeles. * * *PERFORMANCES* *THIS YEAR’S PARTICIPANTS MIGHT ATTEND*

· World premiere of *”Road to Saigon”* developed and directed by Jon Lawrence Rivera at East West Players · *”Bengal Tiger Baghdad Zoo”* by Rajiv Joseph at the Mark Taper Forum · Jonathan Brielle’s musical, *”Nightmare Alley,”* directed by Gilbert Cates at the Geffen Playhouse · American premiere with Malcolm McDowell of *”Tynan”* at the Kirk Douglas Theatre · *”The Playboy of the Western World”* by celebrated Irish playwright John Millington Synge at A Noise Within · American premiere of *”The Arsonist”* performed by the Odyssey Theatre Ensemble * * *COMMENTS FROM PAST FELLOWS AND THEIR EDITORS*

“I couldn’t have asked for a better mix of the sweepingly theoretical and the palpably concrete. One day would see furious discussion over the ways that technology has impacted the journalistic landscape, the next would offer fresh ideas for approaching, and advocating for, the arts in my community.” ~ *Glen Weldon*, *Washington City Paper *and, D.C.

“I use things I learned through the Institute every day.” ~ *Sharon Eberson*, *Pittsburgh Post-Gazette*, Pa.

“Amazing, inspiring and career-changing.” ~ *Bridgette Redman*, *Lansing State Journal,* Mich. “The Institute helped me make crucial connections with other writers and editors. It surely opened my mind about the myriad ways to cover the arts, and I’ve definitely made the jump from ink on paper to blog, voice and video.” ~ *Wendy Rosenfield*, *The Philadelphia Inquirer*, Pa.


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