NEW YORK CITY: The Prince Fellowship, in association with Columbia University School of the Arts, has announced that producer/composer Maxwell Beer has received the Prince Fellowship and producer/director Amy Marie Haven has received the Prince/The Theatre Leadership Project (TTLP) Fellowship. The late Broadway producer and director Harold Prince created the program, originally known as the T. Fellowship, to encourage new generations of creative producers. Selected fellows receive a stipend and a budget for the development of a new theatrical production, access to courses in Columbia’s MFA Theatre Management and Producing Program, and mentorship from prominent producers and industry specialists.
“Max’s experience in the business has been dynamic and comprehensive, and we look forward to seeing how that experience translates to the theatrical community,” said Prince Fellowship mentor Kristin Caskey in a statement. “His enthusiasm and focused ambition will make him a great Fellow and help him build a long career as a creative producer.”
“We are excited to welcome Amy Marie Haven into our Creative Producer program,” said TTLP founders Barbara Broccoli, Lia Vollack, Travis Ballenger, Patrick Daly, and Alecia Parker in a joint statement. “Amy Marie is a multi-faceted theatre artist with a depth of experience across producing, directing, and nonprofit management. Her experience coupled with her enthusiasm and passion for creative producing will add immense value to our field for years to come.” They added that they were “proud” that in the last three years the TTLP has “been able to collectively put our resources behind three Black female creative producers. We hope this is just the beginning of change we envision for our entire field.”
Maxwell Beer is currently the associate producer at Hendel Productions. In 2021, Max co-executive produced the Grammy-nominated world premiere cast recording of Burt Bacharach and Steven Sater’s Some Lovers and served as the producing associate and writer’s assistant on the Off-Broadway musical A Commercial Jingle for Regina Comet. Some upcoming producing projects include Cellino v. Barnes and Marcel on the Train. Max is also a composer in the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop and holds a B.S. in Theatre from Northwestern University.
Amy Marie Haven currently serves as creative development manager for global producer Michael Cassel Group, after being awarded the Black Theatre Coalition’s Producing Fellowship on Broadway’s The Music Man sponsored by Hugh Jackman and Deborra-Lee Furness. Amy Marie is a member of the Shubert Artistic Circle, co-founded and serves as board president for Tomorrow Youth Repertory, and has held artistic leadership positions at Throckmorton Theatre, Oakland School for the Arts, and African-American Shakespeare.
Additional support for the Prince Fellowship is generously provided by The John Gore Organization. Current Prince Fellowship Mentors are Kristin Caskey, Sue Frost, Tom Schumacher, Jeffrey Seller, and David Stone. The program is managed by Columbia University School of the Arts. The Prince Fellowship also utilizes an expanded advisory group of industry specialists who serve as additional resources for the fellows, by sharing their expertise and perspective and complementing the existing mentorship and academic curriculum.
The 2023 Prince Fellowship year will run from September 2023 through August 2024. Prospective applicants can visit https://princefellowship.com/apply/ for more information about the program.
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