The Lunt-Fontanne Fellowship Program

The Lunt-Fontanne Fellowship Program is a groundbreaking national program to serve American theatre. Every year, 8-10 of the most accomplished regional-theatre actors in the country are invited to participate in a weeklong master class and retreat with a world-renowned and respected Master Teacher. The 8-day immersion at Ten Chimneys includes intensive daily master class sessions, both in the historic rooms of the estate and in the modern facilities of the program center.

Through this groundbreaking national program, the top actors in the country are given a rare and deeply needed opportunity to grow artistically, renew their passion for their art form, deepen their commitment to mentorship, and form a national community of Lunt-Fontanne Fellows. These actors return to their home communities more inspired, and more inspiring — offering great benefits to other actors, to individual theatres, to students, to communities across the country, and to American theatre as a whole. Ultimately, this program does not exist simply to serve actors, but to strengthen the ability of actors and theatres to enrich people’s lives in communities throughout the country. Lunt-Fontanne Fellows do this as artists, as mentors, as teachers, and as leaders in their communities.

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Master Teachers

Luminary stage actors whose talent, generosity, ability to teach, and dedication to mentoring are deeply admired by the theatre community.

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Partner Theatres

Ten Chimneys Foundation partners with America’s most prestigious and accomplished regional theatres.

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Advisory Board

Ten Chimneys Foundation is honored to have the counsel of a remarkable group of leaders in American theatre.

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The Fellows’ Week at Ten Chimneys

Fellows are submersed in a weeklong retreat and master class at the historic home of Alfred Lunt & Lynn Fontanne.

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Lasting Impact

The Program will have a profound and immediate impact, bolstering the vitality of American theatre.

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What is Ten Chimneys?

Ten Chimneys, the estate lovingly created by theatre legends Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne, is open to the public as a world-class house museum with a progressive mission to serve the arts.

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