All members of the Directing Corps assist professional directors on the Main and Nikos Stages and also have the opportunity to direct their own projects with casts from the actor training companies at WTF. Directing Interns work with the Apprentices; Assistants work with the Non-Equity Company. Directing Fellows work with the Non-Equity Company and direct one of the LeapFROG Non-Equity Company productions.
The WTF Directing Assistantship is one of the premiere intermediate- level training programs for individuals who have chosen a career in directing. Directing Assistants assist a renowned professional director on one of the Festival’s Main Stage productions and also direct members of the Non-Equity Company in two projects presented to the Festival and the local communities, merging the best experiences from both the professional and educational worlds of the theatre profession. Directing Assistants are generally graduate students in directing and have had significant experience as a director and assistant director. Directing Assistants are responsible for their own daily living expenses and pay a fee for housing on the Williams College campus.