The Drama League of New York

There are presently no open calls for submissions.

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.


Before applying, please read thoroughly all of the opportunities available for stage directors on our FELLOWSHIPS and RESIDENCIES pages, or our opportunities for high school students at NEW VISIONS/NEW VOICES.


The applications for The Drama League 2019 Directing Fellowships and Directing Residencies are closed. Please continue to check this page for updates. Our next application cycle, for 2020, will open to applicants in August 2019.


Fall 2019 Applications will be available in August 2019.

If you have any questions, please email:

The Drama League is a dedicated advocate for diversity, anti-racist practice, and the full inclusion of artists of color and disability in our programs.  We aim to provide 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, Artistic Director

Nilan Johnson, Associate Artistic Director

Ali Skye Bennet, Artistic Line Producer

Julie Solomon, Artistic Coordinator

Sherri Eden Barber, Program Consultant

The Drama League of New York