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Your Gift Makes Our Programs Possible

Supporting Directors

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

We deliver opportunities for creative and career advancement for stage directors and the theatrical community, while connecting audiences to their work. We do this through programming in New York City at our home in Tribeca as well as through local, national and international partnerships. Every gift to The Drama League advances our fellowships, residencies, education and public programs.


As a service organization focused on directors, our work is more urgent than ever, and we are very grateful for your support.

Other Ways to Give to Make our Programs Possible

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 program, please visit our online donation portal or contact Executive Director Bevin Ross at or 212-244-9494 x 113.

More information on the Program can be found  here.

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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

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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The Drama League is proud to thank the following institutions and individuals for their generous support and leadership, which allows us to sustain and expand our efforts to contribute to the vitality of the American theater.

Howard Gilman Foundation

Hyde and Watson Foundation
Sylvia W. and Randle M. Kauders Foundation

Jolene McCaw Family Foundation
Shubert Foundation
Leo Shull Charitable Fund for the Arts

Trust for Mutual Understanding

and Drama League Members, Corporations, Sponsors, and Individuals Nationwide

Drama League programs are supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.

United States Senator Charles E. Schumer
United States Senator Kirsten E. Gillibrand
United States Congressman Daniel S. Goldman
New York State Governor Kathy Hochul
New York State Senator Brian P. Kavanagh
New York State Assemblymember Deborah Glick
New York City Mayor Eric Adams
New York City Council Speaker Adrienne E. Adams
New York City Council Member Christopher Marte
Manhattan Borough President Mark Levine



Susan M. Lang, Chair
Gregory Anselmi
Wayne Brady
Teagan Earley
David Frame
Kathy Henderson
Norm Lewis
Judith Light
Julie Meister
Howard S. Rudominer