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Brown to Cover Full Tuition for Acting and Directing MFA Students

February 23, 2018

Brown/Trinity Rep’s production of "The Taming of the Shrew" by William Shakespeare, directed by Kate Bergstrom, class of 2018. Photo by Mark Turek

Beginning in the 2018-19 academic year, Brown University will provide scholarship funds to cover the full cost of tuition for all returning and future students in the Brown University / Trinity Rep master of fine arts (MFA) programs in acting and directing. Not only will the additional funding ease debt for individual MFA students, Brown and Trinity Rep officials say, it will diversify the pool of actors and directors in training, encourage innovation and experimentation in art-making and ultimately redefine whose stories are being told through on-stage performance. Read more.