Beatrice Terry Residency


Nicole Spiezio as Samantha and Tommy Heleringer as Leo in the 2017 production of I WANNA FUCKING TEAR YOU APART at the Studio Theatre, Washington, D.C., written and directed by Morgan Gould.  Ms. Gold created and developed the play as part of her 2017 Beatrice Terry Residency.  Photo: Teddy Wolff.


The BEATRICE TERRY RESIDENCY is designed exclusively for women-identified artists who both write AND direct their own work. It is not intended for a director who would like to write a play, or for a writer who has never directed...but rather, someone who identifies a place in both disciplines professionally. It is named for the acclaimed artist whose career on and off-Broadway epitomized the duality at the core of this residency.

The residency includes:

REHEARSAL SPACE: up to a maximum 29 hours of rehearsal in the Stewart F. Lane/Bonnie Comley Studio Lab at The Drama League Theater Center in Tribeca.

RESIDENCY STIPEND: A stipend for the developmental expenses of the residency will be awarded. Amounts, which are determined based on the needs of the project proposal, have ranged in previous years between $3,500 and $10,000.  Applicants will be notified of the amount of the stipend before committing to the residency.

PROFESSIONAL MENTORSHIP: The artist will receive periodic mentorship from Drama League staff.

WORK-IN-PROGRESS SHOWING: The work will receive an in-progress showing at the Drama League Theater Center in Tribeca.

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!




2018 Beatrice Terry Resident Artist - Colette Robert

Colette Robert is a Los Angeles native currently living in New York. Recent credits include: HOW MY GRANDPARENTS FELL IN LOVE (EST), WHAT EVERY GIRL SHOULD KNOW (NYU/Stella Adler), HOTTENTOTTED (The Tank; ANT Fest), THE MOUNTAINTOP (Chester Theatre Company), ICONS/IDOLS (Ice Factory Festival), and WHEN LAST WE FLEW (Diversionary Theatre; FringeNYC). Colette is a member of EST, co-facilitator of the New Georges Jam, and The Drama League’s 2018 Beatrice Terry Resident. Alumnus of Mabou Mines Resident Artist Program, Lincoln Center Directors Lab, The Civilians R&D Group, New Georges Audrey Residency, and The Public’s Van Lier Directing Fellowship. M.A., RADA and King’s College, London. B.A., Yale. Upcoming: BIG LOVE at Sarah Lawrence College. www.coletterobert.com

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