Next Stage Residency
Open September 2023
THE NEXT STAGE RESIDENCY
The Drama League Directing Residencies are designed to support the interrogative process of a director creating theater or other work that includes live performance. The residencies offer financial support for a developmental process, rehearsal and administrative space, dramaturgical/mentor support from The Drama League artistic staff, and the opportunity to present the findings of the process publicly. The Drama League is not and will not be the producer of the project, nor of any public or private event in conjunction with this residency; the recipient is responsible for all production, contracting/hiring, or other needs in this regard.
The Next Stage Directing Residency supports mid-career or established directors in exploring a work for possible production. The residency supports the interrogative process; it offers a stipend to cover expenses related to the development of the work; thirty hours of rehearsal time to develop the project in real space; and a final open rehearsal or staged reading for a public audience.
30 Hours of Rehearsal in The Drama League Theater Center, NYC
Up to three additional hours for Open Rehearsal/Staged Reading
Offered every year
Two recipients each cycle
(can be paid directly or used for expenses)
In a timeline and process benefiting the piece and made in consultation with The Drama League, the director writes, revises, and explores the piece with actors and collaborators. The piece will end with a public in-process viewing: either an open rehearsal, or a staged reading.
- Access To Drama League Alumni Programming and Events
- Lifetime Drama League Artistic Membership
- VIP Pass to all publicly offered Drama League programming during Fellowship
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About The Drama League
The Drama League is a home for stage directors, and a platform for dialogue with, and between, the audiences they inspire. Founded in 1916, the organization is one of the longest-running, continuously operating arts service organizations in the United States. To support its programs for artists, or to become a member of its community, please visit www.dramaleague.org.