Fellowship, Assistantship, and Residency Applications are now closed.
The Drama League Fellowships are career-transforming opportunities for stage directors focusing on creative learning, skill building, and career development.
The Drama League Residencies develop and incubate director-led projects for live performances, utilizing the resources of the Drama League Theater Center in New York City.
The Drama League Assistantships offer early-career BIPOC and Global Majority directors a chance to assist on a major theatrical production in the United States.
The Drama League workshops include in-person and online learning for artists seeking cutting-edge techniques with world-renowned practitioners.
The Drama League’s acclaimed podcast, Ta(l)king Direction, featuring commentary and conversation with the world’s leading directors and industry professionals.
The Drama League Awards,
the oldest theatrical honors in North America,
recognizes theatrical excellence in production, acting, and directing in an annual celebration covered across the globe.
The Drama League is America’s only full-time, year-round creative home for directors — the artists who stand at the center of performance collaborations in theater, film, television, VR, and dozens of related creative industries. Directors are architects of storytelling, fulfilling two essential human needs — to understand our world more deeply, and imagine new possibilities. Through their work, directors enable us to explore the potential in human relationships, shared experiences, and collective understanding. Despite the critical role directors play in our society’s well-being, their work is often invisible to audiences, and their profession is deeply under-supported and misunderstood.
To address this, The Drama League offers a broad portfolio of acclaimed Fellowships, Residencies, Assistantships, Workshops, and Discussions for early and mid-career directors, in order to accelerate their career development and support the most impactful creative work possible.
The Drama League recognizes that support of artists requires a strong commitment to diversity, inclusion and belonging as components of a healthy and productive arts sector; to removing barriers to access and equity; and providing opportunities for artists of all economic classes, races, abilities, genders and identities, especially those that have historically been marginalized. These programs are committed to these principles.