Welcome to
The Drama League Application Portal!

In the links below, you will find the forms for The Drama League's artistic fellowships, residencies, and opportunities that are currently accepting applications.  Please check back frequently, as new programs are opening applications all the time!

Next to each application is a button titled "More"...which will give you detailed information on the specific opportunities available with that particular program.  We urge you to read them fully to discover which opportunities are right for you.

Payment of one fee lets you apply to as many of the fellowships as you wish. Once you have opened an account and paid for your first application, you will receive private links to all other 2017 Drama League Fellowships Applications.  If you wish to apply to other fellowship programs, please use these private links and no additional fees will be charged.

If you have any questions please email residency@dramaleague.org, we are happy to help you Monday-Friday, from 10am-6pm in preparing the perfect application!

The Drama League is a dedicated advocate for increased diversity and for the full inclusion of artists of color and of disability in all our programs.  We aim to achieve full inclusion in all our programs, providing opportunities for directors to tell their stories, so that we make a theater that truly reflects the society in which we live; where each artist is considered on his/her merits as an individual; where the stories being told are drawn from authentic and diverse experiences; and where our individual humanity can be celebrated.  To this end, the Drama League actively encourages and seeks applications from directors of all communities, especially those that have traditionally been denied equitable opportunities.  The Drama League does not and shall not discriminate, and will take affirmative actions to ensure against discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, gender identity, gender expression, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations.

Thank you for your interest!

Warmly,

Gabriel Stelian-Shanks, Executive Artistic Director
Travis LeMont Ballenger, Associate Producer
Sherri Eden Barber, Program Director
Miriam Rosalky, Theatre Center Director


This August, the Drama League offers an exciting, immersive and rigorous program for college-aged actors and directors. This industry-focused, week-long intensive provides you a unique opportunity to retreat from city distractions and focus on your artistry under the guidance of professional Master Teachers.

SPTI prepares aspiring actors and directors for a career in the professional theater industry while providing the rare experience of concentrated theater-making, surrounded by unparalleled nature.  Share meals with industry professionals and build artistic relationships that will last a lifetime. 

Director Track Applicants Submit:

- 400 word write-up of theatrical experiences

- Video critical response

Actor Track Applicants Submit:

- 400 word write-up of theatrical experiences

- Video performing one classical or contemporary monologue

Applicants Applying For Both Tracks Submit: 

- 400 word write-up of theatrical experiences

- Video performing one classical or contemporary monologue

- Video critical response