Since 1984, The Drama League has supported directors' careers through a series of programs known as "The Directors Project." Our fellowships and residencies have developed numerous artists, many of whom are now Artistic Directors, working on Broadway, or otherwise leading the field.

See below the list of artists who have passed through our doors.
Four Drama League directors standing in front of a drama league step and repeat

Drama League Fellowship Alumni

Tom Abernathy (1992)
Hilary Adams (2005)
Knud Adams (2012)
May Adrales (2002)
NJ Agwuna (2019)
Zi Alikhan (2014)
Gregory Allen (2000)
Jessie Allen (1990)
Michael Alltop (1997; 2000)
Michael Alvarez (2017)
Cristina Angeles (2020)
Matthew Arbour (2003)
Arin Arbus (2006)
Christopher Ashley (1987)
Corey Atkins (2008)
Mathew August (1999; 2000)
Richard Aven (1987)
Chrisitian Avila (2021)
Christian Bakalov (2019)
Daniel Banks (1994; 1997)
Michael Barakiva (2001; 2013)
Sherri Eden Barber (2009)
Robert Barrie (1997; 1998)
Randy Baruh (2001)
Sivan Battat (2021)
Jessica Bauman (1989; 1997)
Ellen Beckerman (2001)
Jake Beckhard (2018)
Paul Bedard (2015)
Elizabeth Bell-Haynes (1988; 1998)
Roger Benington (2001)
Melia Bensussen (1986)
Jackie Berger (1996)
Dan Berman (1988)
Tracy Bersley (2001)
Jeremy Bloom (2010)
Chadwick Boseman (2000)
Laura Brandel (2017)
Laura Braza (2011)
Brooke Brod (2002; 2004)
Mark Brokaw (1986) 
Hal Brooks (2003)
Tyrone Brown (2010)
Dexter Bullard (1996)
James Bundy (1995)
Mary Kate Burke (2003)
Traci Burwitz (1993)
Shelley Butler (2004)
Joe Calarco (1995)
Kaia Calhoun (1995)
Carolyn Cantor (1999)
Mary Elizabeth Carlin (1989; 1990)
Tatyana-Marie Carlo (2021)
Elizabeth Carlson (2013)
Jillian Carucci (2017)
Jaime Castañeda (2006)
Jennifer Chang (2018)
David F. Chapman (2009)
Rachel Chavkin (2004; 2013)
Kate Cherry (1994)
Desdemona Chiang (2011, 2020)
Cosmin Chivu (2012)
Marya Cohn (1989)
Tioni (McCoy) Collins (2001)
Peter Cook (2006)
Cat Cooper 
Shana Cooper (2004)
Tom Costello (2017)
Melissa Crespo (2014)
Heath Cullens (2002)
R.J. Cutler (1984)
Robert Davenport (1997)
Angel David (2003)
Sarah Davie (1997)
Dan Day (1995)
Steve Day (2009)
Val Day (1992)
Lear DeBessonet (2004)
Tommy DeFrantz (1993; 1997)
Jim Demonic
Snehal Desai (2011)
Will Detlefsen (2013)
Andrew Dickey (1998)
Matt Dickson (2017)
Rachel Dickstein (1994; 1997)
Stephen DiMenna (1996)
Dimitar Ivanov Dimitrov (2013)
Vesselin Dimov (2012; 2013)
John Michael DiResta (2013)
Ryan Dobrin (2021)
Jude Domski (1997)
Mike Donahue (2009)
Imani Douglas (1987)
Laura Downing-Lee (1991)
Allison Dubin (1996)
Alec Duffy (2003; 2005)
Deanna Duplechain (1997)
Reena Dutt (2021)
Anne Justine D’Zmura (1997)
Matthew Earnest (1996)
Ari Edelson (2001)
Noa Egozi (2016)
Tara Elliott (2018)
Justin Emeka (2017)
Abby Epstein (1997)
Joy Brooke Fairfield (2010)
Estefania Fadul (2015)
Drew Feldman (2016)
Robb Fessler (1994)
Ernest Figueroa (2001)
Hayley Finn (2004)
Tamara E. Fisch (2007)
Carl Forsman (2000)
Lydia Fort (2008)
June Fortunato (1990)
Neal J. Freeman (2010)
Stephen Brown-Fried (2004)
Amanda Friou (2011)
Oeyvind Froeyland (1993)
Lyam Gabel (2017)
Rafael Gallegos (2010)
Michael John Garces (1998)
Julia Garnett (1987)
Jackson Gay (2002)
Jesse Geiger (2009)
Gyorgi Georgiev (2013)
Sanaz Ghajar  (2010; 2013)
Maria Gillen (1988)
Stephanie Gilman (2004)
Amy Glazer (1999)
Charles Goforth (2000)
Sam Gold (2002)
Raz Golden (2019)
Michael Goldfried (2005)
Lisa Goldsmith (1993)
Elizabeth Gorla (1989)
Erica Gould (1990; 1997)
Wes Grantom (2008)
Loretta Greco (1999)
Jasmine B. Gunter (2021)
Laura Hackman (2000)
Kyle Haden (2018)
Julie Hamberg (2001)
Dana Harrel (2001)
Brian Herrera (1990)
Signe V. Harriday (2020)
Elena Heyman (2014)
Cara Hinh (2021)
Rebecca Holderness (1990; 2002; 2003)
Sara Holdren (2016)
Taylor Haven Holt (2020) 
Chika Ike (2019)
Adam Immerwahr (2008)
Ed Sylvanus Iskandar (2009)
Brandon Ivie (2013)
Lavina Jadhwani (2014)
Myeongsik Jason Jang (2018)
Kemar Jewel (2018)
Annette Jolles (1991)
Candis Jones (2016)
Jesse Jou (2012)
Anne Kauffman (1996)
Swaine Kaui (2012)
Sonoko Kawahara (1999) 
Lauren Keating (2008; 2013)
Gregory Keller (1993)
Laura Kepley (2008)
David Kennedy (1995; 2002)
Nancy Keystone (1988)
Varun Khanna (1992)
Damon Kiely (2000)
Melissa Kievman (1995)
Seonjae Kim (2018)
Brian Klaas (1993)
Yavor Kostov (2016)
Terry Knickerbocker (1986) 
Boyan Kracholov (2018)
Portia Krieger (2007)
Daniel Kramer (1999)
Itamar Kubovy (1989)
Aneesha Kudtarkar (2015)
Flordelino Lagundino (2017)
Mahayana Landowne
Preston Lane (1986)
Ismael Lara, Jr. (2019)
Antoinette LaVecchia (2000)
Oren Lavie (2002)

John Lawler (1996)
Jorge Ledesma (1993)
Margaret Lee (2018)
Tim Lee (2002)
Michael Leibenluft (2014) 
Kristopher Lencowski (2011)
David Levine (2003; 2006)
Dennis Yueh-Yeh Li (2018)
Padraic Lillis (1992)
Alexander Lippard (1998)
Ben Lipton (1990)
Lorna Littleway (1996/1998; 1997; 2000)
Mark Lonergan (2011)
James Lopata (1989)
Ivey Lowe (2018)
Claire Lundberg (2002)
Katie Lupica (2016)
Emily Lyon (2015)
Gwynn MacDonald (2005)
Pam MacKinnon (1998)
Nigel Maister (1994)
Maggie Mancinelli-Cahill (1990)
Abigail Marateck (2005)
George Marcincavage (1991)
Heidi Marshall (1995)
Rebecca Martinez (2017)
Rebecca Marzalek-Kelly (2019)
Raphael Massie (2013)
Michael Mayer (1989)
Davis McCallum (2001)
Gilbert McCauley (1985)
Meredith McDonough (2006)
Johanna McKeon (2002)
John-Michael McNew (1993)
B T McNicholl (1997)
Amanda McRaven (2019)
Adam Melnick (2000-2001)
David Mendizabal (2012)
Aimee K. Michel (1990)
Alexandru Mihail (2013)
Shira Milikowsky (2008)
Robert Milazzo (1996)
Cat Miller (2012)
David Miller (1999)
Marie-Louise Miller (1998; 2000)
Judy Minor (1992)
Jon Mintz (1989)
Edward Morgan (1988)
Kevin Moriarty (1994)
Dave Mowers (1999)
Shakina Nayfack (2011)
Lila Neugebauer (2010)
Gail Noppe-Brandon (1995)
Christopher Nùñez (2018)
Brooke O’Harra (2004)
Lily James Olds (2011)
Keenan Tyler Oliphant (2021)
Michael Osinski (2014)
James Palmer (2016)
Brandon Pape (2009)
Susan Park (1993)
Leland Patton (1996; 1998)
Diane Paulus(1997; 1998)
Chantal Pavageaux (2011; 2013)
Katie Pearl (2000)
Lindsey Hope Pearlman (2019)
Jim Peck (1991)
Michael Perlman (2007)
Margarett Perry (1990)
Michael Petshaft (1989)
Tony Phelan (1987)
Clayton Phillips (1999)
Kate Pines-Kirschner (2007)
Nicholas Polonio (2021)
Lisa Portes (1992; 1997)
Nick Potenzieri (2010)
Kate Powers (1992)
Rob Press (1993)
Tom Prewitt (1986)
Louisa Proske (2013)
Jesca Prudencio (2016)
Ryan Purcell (2010)
C.J. Racinski (1996)
Brad Raimondo (2015)
Jean Randich (1998; 2000)
Ben Randle (2019)
John Rando (1992)
Ilana Ransom Toeplitz (2016)
Alice Reagan (2008)
Sarah Rasmussen (2005)
Jamila Reddy (2013)
Austin Regan (2015)
Cara Reichel (2004)
Angela Rhodes (1996)
Darnell Wambui Richardson (2007)
Daniel Rigazzi (2007)
Cait Robinson (2020)
Dan Rogers (2015)
Chazz Rose (1993)
Lisa Rothe (2000)
Alyse Rothman (2003)
Mia Rovegno (2009)
Tom Rowan (1998)
Pesha Rudnick (2005)
Eric Ruffin (1999)
Jerry Ruiz (2008)
John Ruocco (1992)
Hannah Ryan (2014)
Debbie Saivetz (1991)
Laurie Sales (2004; 2006)
Margie Salvante (1991)
Samantha Saltzman (2013)
Noel Salzman (1994; 1997)
Christine Sang (1997)
Lane Savadove (1998; 2013)
Laura Savia (2009)
Kholoud Sawaf (2017)
Wesley Savick (1985)
Beth Ann Schachter (1989)
Mark Schneider (2000)
Joanie Schultz (2007)
Jon Schumacher (2000; 2002)
Michael Sexton (1991)
Ted Shaffner (1997; 1998)
Ann Marie Shanahan (1995)
Danny Sharron (2013)
Lanise Antoine Shelley (2021)
Syd Sidner (1992)
Jonathan Silverstein (2003)
Michael Silverstone (2006)
Stepan Simek (1996)
Elyse Singer (2001)
Yordan Slaveykov (2013)
David Snider (2001)
Randall Sommer (1993)
Delicia Turner Sonnenberg (1998)
Jason Southerland (1993)
Allison Stockman (1998)
Teya Sugareva (2014)
Caitlin Sullivan (2014)
Christine Sumption (1985)
Rebecca Taichman (2000)
Michelle Tattenbaum (2003)
Linnet Taylor (2002)
Beatrice Terry (2004)
Tai Thompson (2019)
Alex Timbers (2005)
Annie Tippe (2015)
Mu Larsen (Tomlinson) (1998)
Alex Torra (2006)
Patrick Torres (2003)
Chloe Treat (2016)
Gaye Taylor Upchurch (2006; 2007)
Shaun Patrick Tubbs (2016)
Rob Urbinati (1999; 1997; 2001)
Daniela Varon (1994; 1997)
Tim Vasen (1988)
Andrew Volkoff (2005)
Moritz von Stuelpnagel (2005)
Lian Walden (2013)
Patrick Walsh (2012)
Sarah Wansley (2015)
Paul Warner (1985; 2002)
Nicole A. Watson (2013)
Kenn Watt (2005)
Sophia Watt (2019)
Miriam Weiner (2002)
Em Weinstein (2014)
Timber Weise (1989)
Adrienne Weiss (1988)
Emma Rosa Went (2020)
Gabriel Vega Weissman (2017)
Kerry Whigham (2007)
Rhett Wickham (1990)
Eric Winick (1997)
Dawn Monique Williams (2011)
Dustin Wills (2015)
Christopher Windom (2012)
Henry Wishcamper (2006)
Brandon Woolf (2015)
Sharifa Yasmin (2019)
Marcus Young (1997)
Pirronne Yousefzadeh (2006)
Paul Zablocki (1997; 1998; 2000)
Jose Zayas (2006)
Allison Eve Zell (1994)

Beatrice Terry Directors in Residence

2021 – RAN XIA – Chava the Giant and the Oldest Bird
2020 – RACHEL GITA KARP – How To Put On A Sock
2019 – MOLLY BEACH MURPHY – Ike
2018 – COLLETTE ROBERT – The Harriet Holland Social Club Presents The 85th Annual Star-Burst Cotillion in the Grand Ballroom of the Renaissance Hotel
2017 – SHAKINA NAYFACK – Chonburi International Hotel and Butterfly Club
2016 – MORGAN GOULD – I’m Gonna Fucking Tear You Apart
2015 – ELENA ARAOZ – Plastic Drastic

 

Impact Directors in Residence (Ensemble Practice)

2021 – RACHEL DICKSTEIN/RIPE TIME – Candidate X
2020 – STEVEN SAPP/UNIVERSES – Africantic
2019 – LILY JAMES OLDS/DOOR 10 – Untitled Femme Maison Project
2018 – MICHAEL LEVINTON/LITTLE LORD – The Peanut Butter Show
2017 – KEVIN DOYLE/SPONSORED BY NOBODY – The Arts

Next Stage Directors In Residence

2021
MATT DICKSON – Regrettably, the Ghost that was Previously Haunting our Mansion has Died 
LYAM B. GABEL – the dance floor, the hospital room, and the kitchen table
ARPITA MUKHERJEE – Maya
DANNY SHARRON – Untitled

2020
MOHAMMAD AGHEBATI – Rooftop
LARISSA LURY – Untitled Mercury 13 Project
TRAVIS LEE RUSS – The Gorgeous Nothings

2019
NELL BANG-JENSEN – Nosejob
SHAYOK MISHA CHOWDURY – Beast Thing
ASHLEY BROOKE MONROE – Biting Hands
HANNAH RYAN – Riot Song
MADELINE SAYET – Hart Island Requiem

2018
KNUD ADAMS – Nylon
SHELLEY BUTLER – The Moth
LEIGH FONDAKOWSKI – Casa Cushman
WHITNEY WHITE – The Three Sisters

2017
CHRISTOPHER BURRIS – Bring The Beat Back
JESS CHAYES – Intgelligence
MEGAN HANLEY – Graceful Exit
ELENA HEYMAN – Home/Yuva
JENNY LARSON – Casta
KRISTIN MARTING – Assembled Identities
SHIRA MILIKOWSKI – Distant Star
ANDREAS ROBERTZ – Father God Mother Death
TRAVIS RUSS – America Is Hard To See
CAITLIN SULLIVAN – Gilded Girls
BRANDON WOOLF – The Summer Way

2016
JAKI BRADLEY – Playing Hot
CATINCA DRAGANESCU – Raw Vegan
ELENA HEYMAN – Elevation 506
KAY MATSCHULLAT – Aeneid
DAVID MENDIZABAL – And She Would Stand Like This
PIRRONNE YOUSEFZADEH – I Am Gordafarid

2015
ZI ALIKHAN – The Grind (or How We Became Posthuman)
TARA AHMADINEJAD / PIEHOLE – The Fizzles; Based on the book by Samuel Beckett and Jasper Johns
AMANDA FRIOU – Return From Selma
WEST HYLER – Georama
JEREMY PICKARD / SUPERHERO CLUBHOUSE – Earth (a play about people)
JENNIFER SANDELLA – Einstein’s Dreams. Based on the book by Alan Lightman
NICOLE A. WATSON – We Sat in the Death House. By Nicole A. Watson and MJ Kaufman
LILY JAMES OLDS – Mexico: A Play By Gertrude Stein

2014
ANNA BRENNER – Won’t Be A Ghost
JEREMY BLOOM/RADY&BLOOM – The Upper Room
RACHEL DICKSTEIN/RIPE TIME – The World Is Round, adapted from Gertrude Stein
KEVIN DOYLE – The AЯTS
MICHAEL GOLDFRIED AND STEFANO BRANCATO – The Indelible Mark on Edward Barron
JESSE JOU – One Hundred Hungry Ghosts
DANIEL NELSON / WOOF NOVA COLLECTIVE – Give Back My Beast
CHRISTOPHER AND JUSTIN SWADER – The Beetle

2013
RACHEL CHAVKIN / The TEAM – Roosevelvis
DIMITAR DIMITROV AND JORDAN SLAVEYKOV – The Spider
SANAZ GHAJARRAHIMI – Red Wednesday
BRANDON IVIE – Stupid Hope. By Kat Ramsay
LAUREN KEATING – Fill Our Mouths. By Lauren Feldman
CHANTAL PAVAGEAUX – The Dinner Party

First Stage Directors In Residence

2019
JACLYN BISKUP – Heedless Hungry Lovesick
NATHANIEL P. CLARIDAD – Untitled Filipino-American Project
TOM COSTELLO – My Brother’s Better At Love Than Me
PETE DANELSKI – Every Hour
MELODY ERFANI – Jefferson’s Slave (Working Title)
ALISHA ESPINOSA – Prisoner Tongues
SARAH HUGHES – The Light at The End of the Tunnel: An MTA Musical
RACHEL KARP – Packing and Cracking
ASHLEY MARINACCIO – Antigone at the Border
EMMA ROSA WENT – The Same Shirt Show Part 2: ‘Beckett Without Beckett’

2018
LAUREN Z. ADLEMAN – Conversations With Eliza
ADRIAN ALEA – Dreaming in Cuban
CATHERINE ANDRE – Max Schiller’s Dead
JOE BARROS – Only Us
DANIELLA CAGGIANO – Brewsters
ESTEFANIA FADUL – Rokera
PETER J. KUO – Gay Chinese Gold Rush Play
CHARLES QUITTNER – The Pitchforks
NOAM SHAPIRO – Quick, Change
ILANA STEIN – The White Rose
SARAH WANSLEY – Iphigenia

2017
JAKE BECKHARD – Chelseas
SOPHIE BLUMBERG – Trixie The Giant
JESSICA BASHLINE – Fresh
WEST HYLER – Stella Nova
ALEXANDRA KEEGAN – Tough
CAT MILLER – Untitled Cara Immerwahar Play
MOLLY BEACH MURPHY – Galveston
TATIANA PANDIANI – The Poet and the King
ELINOR RENFIELD – Borkhova
DAN ROGERS – The Future Perfect
MARCUS SCOTT – Cherry Bomb
MICHELLE TATTENBAUM – Ideas
GABRIEL VASQUEZ – Such A Tragedy

2016
KATHERINE M. CARTER – The Great Big Blue
NATHANIEL P. CLARIDAD – Endangered Species
CHRISTIE MARIE CLARK – L’appel du Vide
WES GRANTOM – Angelo Solliman
BRANDON IVIE – Untitled Gun Control Play
KATIE LUPICA – Diary of Lights: New York around 1955
RACHEL SULLIVAN/MAGGIE KEENAN-BOLGER – The Body!
MICHELLE TATTENBAUM – Europa
HONDO WEISS-RICHMOND – The Consensus Play