The UI Department of Theatre Arts offers an exclusive connection with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival through the Rex Rabold Fellowship.
Rabold graduated from the University of Idaho with a Master of Arts in 1976. In his nine seasons with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, he touched thousands of lives through his performances, his creative achievements as a teacher and his generosity of heart. Rabold died at the age of 39 in 1990.
To honor his memory, OSF established a unique fellowship with the University of Idaho. Each year, one UI graduate is selected by audition to perform with the prestigious theatre company. The fellowship recipient receives an acting stipend and housing for one year, and many are invited to return to the company for two or three years following their award.
In addition to his seasons with OSF, Rabold's theatre credits include work with repertory theatres in Milwaukee, Portland, San Diego and Seattle. He was also artist-in-residence for the National Endowment for the Humanities, Folger Shakespeare Library exhibit and the Pioneer Theatre Company in Utah.
The 2014 Rex Rabold Fellowship recipient was Jeremy Thompson, BFA.
Rabold Audition Information: BFA/MFA in Performance Only
Rabold auditions will be held on December 10, 2013 from 1- 5 p.m. in the Arena Theater (Shoup 100). For sign-up information, contact the Department of Theatre Arts (firstname.lastname@example.org)
BFA and MFA performance candidates retain eligibility for the Rex Rabold Fellowship for a full year after graduation. This will provide TWO years of eligibility for each candidate.
In-person auditions are preferred, though students - depending on schedule - may opt for a video audition their second year of eligibility.
All eligible candidates must submit a link of their work prior to the December auditions to Kelly Quinnett. Links must lead to an appropriate website or private Youtube site that include two contrasting monologues and a song.
Evidence of continued professional development/training outside of Moscow, post-graduation, is strongly encouraged.