Hello! Thank you for your interest in applying to The Drama League's First Stage Residency Program.
Designed for directors at the very beginning of a new project, the FIRST STAGE RESIDENCY is intended for an 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 ideally be near the beginning of its creative journey. (If your project has been developed elsewhere already, we recommend you consider the NEXT STAGE RESIDENCY instead.)
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.
RESIDENCY STIPEND: A stipend of $200 for developmental expenses related to the residency.
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 call (212) 244-9494 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!