The fellowship is through the Arena Stage’s Allen Lee Hughes Fellowship and Internship Program, which offers fellowships in arts administration, artistic, technical production and community engagement.
Lewis’ fellowship will run from Aug. 29, 2011, through June 3, 2012. He will experience the entire process of putting together a production in the realm of stage management, including the rehearsal process, the production and technical process and the show running process, according to the Arena’s website. His duties will include preparing schedules, preparing notes and other paperwork, assisting in rehearsal duties and assisting in backstage duties. He also will attend lectures and keynotes with other stage managers and members of the production team and continue his education as a stage manager. He’ll work six days a week and receive a weekly stipend.
Lewis graduated from UAB on May 7. He is the son of Wanda and Perry Wilds of Enterprise.
Founded in 1950 by Zelda Fichandler, Thomas Fichandler and Edward Mangum, Arena Stage is one of the nation’s original resident theaters and has a distinguished record of leadership and innovation in the field, according to its website.