The Drama League of New York

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Welcome to The Drama League Application Portal!

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



DIRECTING FELLOWSHIPS

Open To Early-Career and Mid-Career Stage Directors

Applications for the Drama League Directing Fellowships are closed; applications will reopen in Fall 2022 for the FutureNow Directing Fellowships, and in Fall 2023 for all other Fellowships.  Our programs have changed significantly from previous years; before applying, please read thoroughly all of the program information, eligibility requirements, and our Applicant F.A.Q. at dramaleague.org.  There are three Fellowship programs, with three separate applications and processes: The Stage Directing Fellowships, The FutureNow Stage Directing Fellowships, and the Film and Television Directing Fellowships.  The application fee for each Fellowship Program supports our ability to process applications with this technology; however, fee waivers are available for those encountering this as a barrier to application by emailing artistic@dramaleague.org.


DIRECTING RESIDENCIES

Open To Early-Career and Mid-Career Stage Directors

Applications for the 2022 Drama League Directing Residencies opened November 22, 2021 and will close on February 11, 2022.  Our programs have changed significantly from previous years; before applying, please read thoroughly all of the program information, eligibility requirements, and our Applicant F.A.Q. at dramaleague.org.  There are two Residency programs, with separate applications and processes: The Beatrice Terry Directing Residency and the Next Stage Directing Residency.  The application fee for each Residency Program is $20, which supports our ability to process applications with this technology; however, fee waivers are available for those encountering this as a barrier to application by emailing artistic@dramaleague.org.


DIRECTING ASSISTANTSHIPS

Open To Early-Career Stage Directors

Applications for the 2022 Drama League Directing Assistantships are closed; the 2023 Assistantships will have applications open in Fall 2022.  Our programs have changed significantly from previous years; before applying, please read thoroughly all of the program information, eligibility requirements, and our Applicant F.A.Q. at dramaleague.org.  The application fee supports our ability to process applications with this technology; however, fee waivers are available for those encountering this as a barrier to application by emailing artistic@dramaleague.org.


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, Latine (Latino/Latina), AAPI (Asian-American/Pacific Islander), MENASA (Middle Eastern, North African, South Asian), Biracial, Mixed-Race, People of Color, Disabled, 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 Anthony Surillo, Artistic Coordinator