ROUGH DRAFT has been discontinued for the 2018 Calendar Year, and will not be accepting applications. We encourage you to explore our other residency initiatives, especially Rough Draft's successor, FOURTH FRIDAY ART+PARTY.
The information below is for archival purposes, and does not constitute an open program.
Rough Draft allows directors to explore the earliest developmental stages of working on a new play, musical or devised project in a one-day residency in The Drama League Theater Center’s Stewart F. Lane and Bonnie Comley Studio Lab. Rough Draft is designed for directors with an interest in a brief, focused artistic exploration that includes direct engagement with an invited audience.
Rough Draft is a process. It begins with up to eight hours of collaborative exploration of a conceptual approach to a play and is immediately followed by an informal and lively showing of the work done that day, inviting the audience into a conversation as creative partners.
Rough Draft is not a play reading. It's a moment for a director and his or her collaborators to joyfully dive into the work and make discoveries about a directorial approach to a theatrical work. It’s a lab for a director who wants to investigate an idea with his or her collaborators in a lively, informal setting and share it with an invited community.