Welcome to The Drama League Application Portal!

Below, you will find the applications for The Drama League's fellowships, residencies, educational programs, and more.  Applications are accepted at various times each year.


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.


Applications Open: October 1, 2018

Application Deadline: December 11, 2018

If you have any questions, please email: fellowships@dramaleague.org


Applications Open: July 16, 2018

Application Deadline: September 6, 2018 at Midnight US EDT

If you have any questions, please email: residency@dramaleague.org


Applications Open: July 16, 2018

Application Deadline: September 14, 2018 at Midnight US EDT

If you have any questions, please email: education@dramaleague.org

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.


Gabriel Stelian-Shanks, Executive Artistic Director

Travis LeMont Ballenger, Associate Producer

Nilan Johnson, Education Manager

Julie Solomon, Artistic Administrator

Sherri Eden Barber, Program Consultant

New Visions/New Voices

In 2017, The Drama League launched a new educational program for New York high school students. New Visions/New Voices (NV/NV), a rigorous theatre training program designed to supplement theatre education in schools. NV/NV is offered at no cost to the student. NV/NV takes place after school at the Drama League Theater Center in Tribeca.
NV/NV introduces students with an interest in the professional theatre industry to the myriad of roles within the sector, giving them the opportunity to make an informed choice before committing to a career path. The program specifically focuses on techniques of stage direction as its lens into creative exploration.
NV/NV aims to create agency within its students to use the tools given in the program to bridge beyond and in theatre/film and other disciplines.

NV/NV strives to give the student the power and ability to critically analyze and respond to multiple perspectives.  Through the understanding of the power of perspective, one can influence their community and the world at large.
Across ten weeks, students will be in conversation with theatre professionals, learning directorial techniques and exercises to help manifest their visions, engage in conversation about strengthening their personal point of views, and attend shows across several practices (visual art, theatre, film, etc.). This broadens and refine their own artistic perspectives and aesthetics, and explores the potential of theatre as a future career.
During the final two weeks of the program, students will begin rehearsing scenes from a play with professional actors under the guidance of a Master Directing Teacher. A workshop presentation of the directorial work of the student body will be presented on the last day of class.

-          Meet and Speak with professional directors
-          Visit art galleries, off-broadway, Broadway, etc.
-          Work on scenes with professional actors
-          Learn various directorial techniques/exercises
-          Learn how to pursue a career in directing
-          Strengthen your public speaking skills
-          Learn time management skills
-          Learn how to lead a team
-          Learn techiniques how to manifest/articulate your artistic visions

This program is open to all New York City resident high school students across the five boroughs.
Students must be able to commit to coming to the entire session below (transportation is provided):

Spring Sesssion:
Classes/Workshops - Every Wednesday from February 6, 2019 – March  27, 2019, 4:30-8pm
Rehearsals - the last two Saturdays (March 16th and March 23th) of the program are rehearsal days (10-7pm) for the workshop presentation. Please note the November 3rd rehearsal will be staggered (you will not need to be there the whole time)
Performances - the dates of the performances that the class will be going to are TBA, but please note that the class will have the opportunity to go to up to 3 shows usually with curtains at 7 or 8pm.
To participate students will have to turn in sign approval from their parent/guardian once offered a spot.


Applications Open: July 16, 2019
Application Deadline: January 7, 2018 at midnight
If you have any questions, please email:
education@dramaleague.org (for New Vision/New Voices)


For questions or concerns please contact Nilan Johnson, Arts Education Manager education@dramaleague.org or 212-244-9494 x116

The Drama League of New York