Beatrice Terry Residency


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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!



2019 Beatrice Terry Resident Artist: Molly Beach Murphy

Molly Beach Murphy is a playwright and director from Texas. Her work has been developed at New York Stage & Film + Vassar's Powerhouse Theater, New York Theatre Workshop, Williamstown Theater Festival, Yale Institute for Musical Theater, Ars Nova, The Civilians' R&D Group, UArts' Polyphone, Fresh Ground Pepper. She is a Page 73 Fellowship semi-finalist and member of P73’s I-73 writer’s group. New Georges Affiliated Artist. She has worked as an associate director for Tina Landau and Jo Bonney among others. Published works in The Hairpin and Santa Ana River Review. Most recently, Molly spent two months in Galveston, TX working as a Field Organizer for the Beto O’Rourke campaign. mollybeachmurphy.com


A father and daughter wake up in their home and nothing seems amiss, until they walk outside to find that their house is the only one left standing. Galveston takes place just after Hurricane Ike, a storm that devastated the Texas Gulf Coast in 2008, and follows a myriad of storm survivors as they try to make sense of a town reduced to rubble, a collapsing US economy and the heartbreakingly surreal, funny, devastating nature of what happens when your entire life gets washed away in an instant.