The Public Works Directing Fellowship

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a partnership with Public Works Dallas and Dallas Theater Center (Dallas, TX)
Open To: Early and Mid-career stage directors interested in participatory theatrical work



The Public Works Dallas 2017 production of The Tempest, directed by Drama League alumnus Kevin Moriarty.


The Public Works Directing Fellowship is a partnership between The Drama League, Dallas Theater Center, and Public Works Dallas, a groundbreaking community engagement and participatory theater project designed to deliberately blur the line between professional artists and Dallas community members.  

In the wildly and radically inclusive spirit of Public Works Dallas, applicants are accepted from all interested parties.  To that end, we enthusiastically encourage the applications of directors who do not often see themselves reflected across the field and/or those whose paths to direction may have been nonlinear or nontraditional.  NOTE: Applicants must be fluent in both English and Spanish.



May 13-17, 2019 - Professionals Week is an intensive immersion in the professional theater. Fellows will attend performances, participate in seminars and workshops with prominent industry professionals, and participate in discussions designed to prepare you for the demands and expectations of the field.


June 9-August 18, 2019 - The selected Fellow serves as Associate Director on the project, and is mentored by both Drama League and Dallas Theater Center staff to fully inhabit, explore and participate in the radically inclusive nature of this theater making.


The 2019 stipend will be $4,000.


Fellows will be provided with in-city transportation for Professionals Week in New York City. (Travel to and from New York City is not provided.) Flights will also be provided to/from Dallas from either the applicant's home city or New York City, if necessary.


Fellows will be provided with housing in New York City (if needed) during Professionals Week and housing in Dallas, TX for the length of their time there.


The Drama League is a dedicated advocate for increased diversity and for the 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. These activities include, but are not limited to, the selection of fellowship and residency artists; selection of staff, artists, partners, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors and clients; and provision of services.