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 (see below)

Exact application dates and deadlines will be announced on our website and social media channels each year.  Please check back frequently, as new programs are opening applications all the time!


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: Late Fall/Early Winter
Application Deadline: Late Winter

For Fellowships, there is one universal applcation fee, which lets you apply to as many of the fellowships as you wish. Once you have opened an account and paid for your first application, you will receive private links to all other 2018 Drama League Fellowship Applications.  If you wish to apply to other fellowship programs, please use these private links and no additional fees will be charged.

Applications Open: September
Application Deadline: November 17th at Midnight.

For Residencies, each application has its own fee except for the Fourth Friday ART+PARTY, which is free.

If you have any questions, please email: (for Residency and Fellowships) (for educational programs)

We are happy to help you in preparing the perfect application!

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
Sherri Eden Barber, Program Director
Nilan Johnson, Education Manager