The Prince Fellowship announces 2021 fellows: Osh Ghanimah and Lawryn LaCroix
BY Emma Schillage, September 16, 2021
The Prince Fellowship, in association with Columbia University School of the Arts, has named Osh Ghanimah and Lawryn LaCroix as the fellows for 2021-22. Ghanimah will be working as the Prince Fellow while LaCroix will be working with The Theatre Leader Project (TTLP), which is now in partnership with The Prince Fellowship. TTLP is an organization whose mission is to uplift and represent Black leadership in the theatre community.
Both fellows are awarded a stipend and a budget to help put up their productions as part of the fellowship. The fellows will also have access to Columbia’s Theatre Management and Producing courses where they will meet and work with industry professionals.
The Prince Fellowship, recently renamed from the T-Fellowship, commemorates and honors the life of Harold Prince, a Broadway producer and director. Each year an emerging producer is chosen to put up a fully-realized production with the help and support of industry professionals linked with the School of the Arts.
Ghanimah is an associate producer at the Frederick Zollo Company and a co-producer of three upcoming Broadway musicals, including Sing Street. He is also a writing contributor on the multi-theatre collaboration American Dreams. In 2012, he founded Broadway For All, an equity, diversity, and inclusion national training program and movement for the arts and entertainment industry. A Teach For America alum, Ghanimah holds a BA in Theatre and English Literature and a BS in Education from Loyola University Chicago and an MFA in Acting from Harvard University.
LaCroix is a performer and producer who recently appeared in Sinners at the Playground Theatre in London. She also recently produced the digital playwright fest Scranton Scratch Night. She is a graduate of the MA Creative Producing program at The Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts and the BFA acting program at Marymount Manhattan College. LaCroix’s work exists in and explores the female space; she started her production company Pinkhouse Productions in 2017.
The Prince Fellowship runs from September 2021 to August 2022.