Beatrice Terry Residency

The Drama League Artists Residency Program gives theater directors unique, supportive opportunities to develop new plays and musicals.  ARP has developed many award-winning productions since 2013, including The TEAM’s RoosevElvis (Vineyard Theatre, London’s Royal Court Theatre); Ripe Time’s The World Is Round (BAM); Georama (NYMF/Repertory Theatre of St. Louis); Assembled Identities (HERE); Distant Star (Abrons Arts Center); Rady&Bloom’s The Upper Room (New Ohio Theatre); and Piehole’s Hand Foot Fizzle Face (JACK).


The BEATRICE TERRY RESIDENCY is designed exclusively for women or 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 awarded are determined by the selection committee; in 2016 the BEATRICE TERRY RESIDENCY received $3500.  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 SHOWINGS: 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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