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Award Winning Drama League Directors

Our alumni have brought these award-winning Broadway shows to life and been recognized with wins and nominations for Best Director at the Tony Awards, Emmys, 

Tony Nominations
Obie Awards
Emmy Awards
Drama Desk Awards

A Home for Directors for Over 100 Years

With over 108 years of history, The Drama League remains one of the nation’s oldest continuously-operating, not-for-profit arts service organizations.


Our suite of programs, collectively known as The Directors Project, are intended to support the artistic life of the director at every stage of their career. By delivering artist-centered resources at the right moment in their career, we are building a more accessible pipeline to successful careers in creative fields. By nature, directors are collaborative artists; supporting directors uplifts the entire performing arts ecosystem. Every gift to The Drama League is an investment in the future of theater.
As the only service organization in the country focused on directors, our work is more urgent than ever, and we are very grateful for your support.

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In recognition of the incomparable Irene Gandy’s over fifty-year (and counting!) career in the theater and numerous contributions to the growth of the careers of many notable leaders in the field, The Drama League named The Drama League Stage Directing Assistantship program in her honor.

You can support this initiative with a donation now. For more information about contributing to The Drama League’s Irene Gandy Directing Assistantships programplease visit our online donation portal or contact Executive Director Bevin Ross at bevin@dramaleague.org or 212-244-9494 x 113.

More information on the Program can be found  here.

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Donating stocks or other securities to a charitable organization like The Drama League is easy and tax-efficient! Contact helen@dramaleague.org for information on how to make a gift.

Give to the Drama League with a planned gift. The Legacy Circle recognizes the individuals who support the Drama League through their long-term financial plans. By joining the Legacy Circle, you can achieve your own personal financial goals and leave a legacy of support for your community with a planned gift to the Drama League of New York. For more information and to begin planning, please contact helen@dramaleague.org.

Joining The Drama League as a member is one of the best ways to contribute to artists as well as enjoy the arts they create!  Learn more about membership.

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Your Gift Makes our Programs Possible