Victory Gardens Announces 2018 Next Generations Fellows. The first fellows in a program designed to foster a new generation of leaders of color are Jess McLeod and Aaron Todd Douglas.
BY AMERICAN THEATRE EDITORS CHICAGO:
Victory Gardens Theater has announced the recipients of its inaugural Next Generation Fellowships: Jess McLeod and Aaron Todd Douglas. Supported by a grant from the Field Foundation of Illinois, the program will foster future leaders of color. The fellows will receive comprehensive mentorship and requisite training for leadership.
“Victory Gardens’ Next Generation Fellowship furthers our institutional commitment to inclusion, diversity, and equity,” said artistic director Chay Yew in a statement. “It is imperative that we as a theatre community invest in future theatre leaders that represent our audiences, communities, and stories told on our stages. We are thrilled to have Jess McLeod and Aaron Todd Douglas as our first Next Generation Fellows. Victory Gardens is extremely grateful to the Field Foundation for their generous support to make this a reality.”
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