The Impact Residency

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THE IMPACT RESIDENCY - 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. 

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



  • 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!