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Apply now for the Ordway's paid musical training fellowship, GreenRoom

The annual fellowship provides paid musical theater training and development opportunities to uplift underrepresented communities

ST. PAUL, Minn. (Feb. 28, 2024) - The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts today announced the return of GreenRoom, an intensive musical theater training fellowship created by Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) artists to center and uplift underrepresented communities within musical theater. This year's six-week program will run July 2-Aug. 20. Applications for the 10 open fellowship positions are available now at Ordway.org.

"GreenRoom is an opportunity to invest in new artists and celebrate their talents," said Ordway Director of Arts Learning and Community Engagement Maia Maiden, who leads GreenRoom. "It is a privilege to get to know the fellows each year and see their talents blossom during the program. We are excited to work with another diverse group of artists this summer."

Now in its third year, GreenRoom is open to Minnesota actors, dancers and singers who are 18 years and older and are interested in expanding their performing arts skills into musical theater. Applicants should be able to demonstrate their commitment to the performing arts and participate in the duration of the program. Fellows will be paid $2,500 for their involvement in the program.

The program's faculty is made up of talented local artists who will develop curriculum, which will cover acting, vocal technique, movement and auditioning, as well as special master classes on business development, public speaking and wellness. Guest speakers and teaching artists will also participate. Interested artists can apply online at Ordway.org/GreenRoom between now and April 5. Faculty members will review applications and notify selected applicants in late May.

"GreenRoom is a first-of-its-kind program in Minnesota," said Ordway President and CEO Chris Harrington. "The performing arts should be wide-ranging and accessible to all, and fellowships like GreenRoom support our commitment to better reflect our richly diverse communities – on and off the stage – and to invest in and support the musical theater talent in Minnesota. We couldn't be more thrilled to welcome 10 new fellows, as we embark on the third year of this important program."

ABOUT GREENROOM

The Ordway's GreenRoom is an intensive musical theater training fellowship created by Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) artists to center and uplift underrepresented communities within musical theater. The fellowship is open to Minnesota actors, dancers and singers who are 18 years and older and interested in expanding their performing arts skills into musical theater. GreenRoom is the first-of-its-kind program in the state, with core classes focusing on acting, singing/vocal technique, movement and auditioning.

ABOUT THE ORDWAY CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS

The Ordway is the arts epicenter of Saint Paul, Minnesota, and one of the leading nonprofit performing arts centers in the country. Founded on the belief that performing arts should be wide-ranging and accessible to all, the Ordway is home to a variety of performances that encompass the finest in Broadway musicals, concerts, dance and vocal artists. The Ordway serves thousands of children each year through its education programs and presents the annual Flint Hills Family Festival. Known as the most comfortable place to catch a show in Minnesota, the Ordway includes a magnificent 1,900-seat Music Theater, a state-of-the-art 1,100-seat Concert Hall and spacious lobbies. The Ordway is a proud member of the Arts Partnership, a collaboration comprising the Ordway, Minnesota Opera, The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra and Schubert Club. The Ordway aims to reflect the communities it serves and address barriers to ensure everyone can experience the power of the performing arts.

 

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