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.


INSTRUCTIONS:

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.


FELLOWSHIPS

Applications Open: October 1, 2018

Application Deadline: December 11, 2018

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


RESIDENCIES

Applications Open: July 16, 2018

Application Deadline: September 6, 2018 at Midnight US EDT

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


NEW VISIONS/NEW VOICES

Applications Open: July 16, 2018

Application Deadline: September 6, 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.


Warmly,

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

MISSION

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.

PROGRAM

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.

PRACTICUM

-          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

ELIGIBILITY

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):

Fall Sesssion:

Classes/Workshops - Every Wednesday from September 19, 2018 – November  14, 2018, 4:30-8pm

Rehearsals - the last two Saturdays (November 3rd and November 10th) 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.

EDUCATION

Applications Open: July 16, 2018

Application Deadline: September 7, 2018 at midnight

If you have any questions, please email:

education@dramaleague.org (for New Vision/New Voices)

CONTACT

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

New Visions/New Voices


MISSION
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.


PROGRAM
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.


PRACTICUM
-          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


ELIGIBILITY
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.


EDUCATION


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)


CONTACT


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

Ends on September 6, 2018$12.00
$12.00

Hello! Thank you for your interest in applying for the NEXT STAGE RESIDENCY. This program has changed significantly this year; please read this entire description before applying.

NEXT STAGE seeks to deeply engage directors and provide the necessary tools to advance their careers. We work to provide a process-oriented home for a theater director for one year, giving them space, time, and financial resources to grow and deepen their creative processes. This residency includes:

RESIDENCY SPACE: A fixed number of hours of complimentary rehearsal space, to be used over the course of one year. (In 2018, artists received 50 hours of rehearsal space.)

RESIDENCY STIPEND: A stipend for the developmental expenses of the residency will be awarded.  In previous years, stipends have ranged between $2000 and $7500.

PROFESSIONAL MENTORSHIP: The artist will receive mentorship from the Drama League Artistic Staff.

IMPORTANT DATES: 

September 6, 2018 - 12:00 PM EST- Residency Application Deadline 

October 4, 2018– Next Stage Interviews 

October 10, 2018 – Selected Residents notified 

February 11, 2019 – Residency Cohort Meeting 

REQUIREMENTS: All Next Stage Residencies must include at least one (1) Open Rehearsal as part of the Next Stage Open Rehearsal Series, which will include a pre-rehearsal discussion with attendees by the Resident Director about their work, as well as contextualizing the rehearsal for attendees.

While we ask for the residents to apply with a specific project in mind that will be developed as part of their residency, NEXT STAGE is invested in the individual director, not one specific project. We understand that, over the course of a year, a director may have multiple pieces in different stages of development. We, therefore, do not limit the residency to only one project; the residency will follow the genius of the director and allow them to dictate their needs. At the beginning of the residency, The Drama League will work with each director to construct a residency calendar of activities supported, in part, by the stipend; the director may choose to supplement the stipend with funds raised elsewhere, if they wish.

For more detailed information about this residency, please visit the Residencies Page. If you have questions about which residency is most appropriate for your project, please email residency@dramaleague.org to discuss options in depth. We are happy to speak with you!

Thank you for participating...we look forward to learning more about you work!

Ends on September 6, 2018$12.00
$12.00

Hello! Thank you for your interest in applying to The Drama League's IMPACT RESIDENCY. This residency is exclusively for directors who work as part of an ensemble company that create performance-based work (theatre, performance art, etc.) using a devised methodology. 

The residency gives the director and her/his/their collaborators the time, space, and resources to create a new devised work. A partnership with the LaGuardia Performing Arts Center (LPAC) in Queens, the residency offers:

REHEARSAL SPACE: Up to 120 hours of rehearsal and up to 30 hours of tech time at LPAC.

WORKSHOP STIPEND: The director will receive $10,000, which can be used to cover workshop expenses. 

PROFESSIONAL MENTORSHIP: The artist will receive periodic mentorship from LPAC and Drama League artistic staff. 

WORK-IN-PROGRESS SHOWINGS: The work will receive full tech work-in-progress showing at LaGuardia Performing Arts Center to conclude the residency. There is also the possibility of staging the premiere of the work at LPAC. 

IMPORTANT DATES: 

September 24, 2018 – 12:00 AM EST – Residency Application Deadline 

October 3, 2018 – Impact Residency Interviews 

October 10, 2018 – Impact Resident Notified 

February 11, 2019 – Residency Cohort Meeting 

For more detailed information about this and other residencies, please visit the Residencies Page. If you have questions about which residency is most appropriate for your project, please email residency@dramaleague.org to discuss options in depth. We are happy to speak with you! 

Thank you for participating...we look forward to learning more about your work!

Ends on September 6, 2018$12.00
$12.00

  

Hello! Thank you for your interest in applying to The Drama League's First Stage Rehearsal Space Residency Program. 

The Drama League understands that cost effective space is at a minimum in New York City. We have, therefore, designed this residency for directors at the very beginning of a new project, for initial exploration or investigation of an idea, concept, and/or early pages for a new play, musical, performance piece, or devised work. 

The piece should not have been previously workshopped or developed elsewhere and should be near the beginning of its creative journey. 

The FIRST STAGE RESIDENCY includes: 

REHEARSAL SPACE: 10 hours for rehearsal and experimentation in the Stewart F. Lane/Bonnie Comley Studio Lab at The Drama League Theater Center in Tribeca. PLEASE NOTE: First Stage is for rehearsal and meeting space only and is not intended for ANY public showings. First Stage is not open for public or invited readings, workshops, or showings. It is to be used as a lab for a director and their collaborators. 

IMPORTANT DATES: 

September 6, 2018 - 12:00 PM EST- Residency Application Deadline 

October 10, 2018 – Selected Residents notified 

PLEASE NOTE:

First Stage Residencies cannot be used for a public presentation, reading, or open rehearsal of any kind.  The program is designed to purely support and develop the Director's vision without audience.

All First Stage Residencies will be held between July 28, 2019 - August 10, 2019 rehearsal space will be available between 10:00 AM-11:00 PM.

For more detailed information about each of the specific residencies, please visit the Residencies Page. If you have questions about which residency is most appropriate for your project, please email residency@dramaleague.org to discuss options in depth. We are happy to speak with you!

Hello! Thank you for your interest in applying to The Drama League's Beatrice Terry Residency Program. 

The Beatrice Terry Residency is designed exclusively for women or women-identified artists who both write AND direct their own work. It is not intended for a director who would like to write a play, or for a writer who has never directed...but rather, someone who identifies a place in both disciplines professionally. The residency includes:

REHEARSAL SPACE: up to a maximum 40 hours of rehearsal in the Stewart F. Lane/Bonnie Comley Studio Lab and 10 hours of space in the conference room, both at The Drama League Theater Center in Tribeca.

WORKSHOP STIPEND: A stipend for the developmental expenses of the residency will be awarded in the amount of $10,000.00. 

PROFESSIONAL MENTORSHIP: The artist will receive mentorship from Drama League staff.

WORK-IN-PROGRESS SHOWINGS: The work will receive an in-progress showings at the Drama League Theater Center in Tribeca.

IMPORTANT DATES: 

September 6th, 12:00 PM EST- Residency Application Deadline 

October 2nd, 2018 – Beatrice Terry Residency Interviews 

Week of October 10th, 2018 – Selected Resident notified 

February 11th, 2019 – Residency Cohort Meeting 

For more detailed information about each of the specific residencies, please visit the Residencies Page. If you have questions about which residency is most appropriate for your project, please email residency@dramaleague.org to discuss options in depth. We are happy to speak with you!

Thank you for participating...we look forward to learning more about your work!

The Drama League of New York