Vasilia Drebova and Vincent Santvoord performing in "Under Water", a co-production between Built4Collapse and Studio Theatre Vox Populi, LPAC 2016.
The Drama League Arists Residency Program, made possible in part by the Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust, gives theater directors and their collaborators unique, supportive opportunities to develop new plays and musicals. Dedicated to focused creative process, and specifically designed to avoid the creative stressors and economic pressures of public performance, these developmental residencies nurture collaboration at its central creative core.
Initiated in 2013, The Drama League Artist Residency Program has already developed many award-winning productions, including The TEAM’s RoosevElvis (Vineyard Theatre, London’s Royal Court Theatre); Ripe Time’s The World Is Round (BAM); Rady&Bloom’s The Upper Room (New Ohio Theatre); Georama (Repertory Theatre of St. Louis); and Piehole’s Hand Foot Fizzle Face (JACK).
The IMPACT RESIDENCY is a partnership between The Drama League of New York and the LaGuardia Performing Arts Center in Queens.
The Impact Residency is a new opportunity for ensembles and devised theatre makers. The Impact Residency awards a director working with or inside a devising ensemble/company the tools to create an entire new performance piece: development support, rehearsal space, technical staff, mentorship, a in-progress workshop presentation at The Drama League Theater Center in Tribeca, and a presentation of as part of LPAC's Rough Draft Festival, with the opportunity to stage the premiere of the work there as well in the future, if desired.
The Impact Residency includes:
1. REHEARSAL SPACE
Up to 120 hours of rehearsal and up to 30 hours of tech time at LPAC.
2. WORKSHOP STIPEND
The director will receive $10,000, which can be used to cover workshop expenses including the hiring of professional artists or production needs.
3. PROFESSIONAL MENTORSHIP
The artist will receive periodic mentorship from LPAC and Drama League staff.
4. IN-PROGRESS SHOWINGS
The work will receive two in-progress showings at the Drama League Theater Center in Tribeca and a full tech work-in-progress showing at LaGuardia Performing Arts Center to conclude the residency. There is also the possibility of staging the premiere of the work at LPAC.