The Drama League of New York

There are presently no open calls for submissions.

Welcome to The Drama League Application Portal!

Welcome!  Thank you for your interest in the programs offered by The Drama League.


Open To Early-Career and Mid-Career Professional Stage Directors

Applications for the 2021 Directing Fellowships and Directing Residencies are open September 8, 2020 and will close on January 4, 2021.  Before applying, please read thoroughly all of the opportunities available for stage directors on our FELLOWSHIPS and RESIDENCIES information pages.


Open To High School Students

The applications for New Visions/New Voices are now opened.  

Application Deadline: October 18, 2020, at 11:59pm 

Classes will be held: October 21, 2020 - April 28, 2021

All Classes meet on WEDNESDAYS from 4-6pm

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020-2021 course will meet digitally and not in-person. Participation will require a computer, webcam, and an internet connection.

IMPORTANT: Before applying, please read thoroughly all of the opportunities available for high school students on our NEW VISIONS/NEW VOICES information page.

The Drama League is a dedicated advocate for diversity, anti-racist practice, and the full inclusion in our programs of artists who are Black, Indigenous, People of Color, Differently-Abled, and/or LGBTQIA2+.  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. 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.

Warm Regards,

Gabriel Stelian-Shanks, Artistic Director

Nilan, Associate Artistic Director

Ali Skye Bennet, Artistic Line Producer

Patrick Surillo, Artistic Coordinator

The Drama League of New York