The Impact Residency

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a partnership with The LaGuardia Performing Arts Center (LPAC)

Vasilia Drebova and Vincent Santvoord performing in "Under Water", a co-production between Built4Collapse and Studio Theatre Vox Populi supported by The Drama League, in its premiere at LaGuardia Performing Arts Center, 2016. 

The IMPACT RESIDENCY is the only program in North America that exclusively supports directors whose work takes place inside the frame of an ensemble company, using a devised methodology to create new works for the stage. 

The Impact Residency gives the director time, space, financial resources, and technical support to create a new devised work with the ensemble.  A partnership with the LaGuardia Performing Arts Center (LPAC) in Queens, the residency offers:

REHEARSAL SPACE    Up to 120 hours of rehearsal and up to 30 hours of tech time at LPAC.

RESIDENCY STIPEND    The director will receive $10,000, which can be used to cover expenses related to the residency.

PROFESSIONAL MENTORSHIP    The artist will receive periodic mentorship from LPAC and Drama League artistic staff.

WORK-IN-PROGRESS SHOWINGS    The work will receive full tech work-in-progress showing at LaGuardia Performing Arts Center.  There is also the possibility of staging the premiere of the work at LPAC.

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 IMPACT ARTIST IN RESIDENCE: Lily Whitsitt / Door 10

Lily Whitsitt is founder of Door 10, a performance laboratory currently creating sound-based theatrical works. Door 10's most recent production, This is the Color Described by the Time, premiered at The Flea (Feb 2018) and was produced by New Georges. Door 10's work has been supported by The Drama League, Baryshnickov Arts Center, LMCC, and WP. Lily is a two-time recipient of the Princess Grace Award and a New Georges Affiliated Artist. She also work witht the TED Fellows program where she develops and supports this dynamic network of global visionaries.  www.door10.org 

Untitled Femme Maison

Untitled Femme Maison is the second in a series of sound­based theater works by Lily  Whitsitt and Door 10. The first, This Is The Color Described By The Time, examined the controversial politics of writer Gertrude Stein in World War II France. Untitled Femme Maison is inspired by sculptor Louise Bourgeois, known for her work around themes of  sexuality, motherhood, and her subconscious. As with This Is The Color…, the audience  will wear individual headphones for the performance in an attempt to drop them inside  Bourgeois’ imagined unconscious. 


Principal Collaborators: Ben Williams (sound design), Sophie Bortolussi ­(choreography, performance), Morgan Jenness (dramaturgy)