The Drama League Next Stage Resident Director Shelley Butler.
The Drama League Next Stage Resident Director Shelley Butler.
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The Drama League has announced the theater directors and ensembles chosen to develop new plays and musicals as part of the 2018 Drama League Artist Residency Program. Public work-in-progress presentations will be held throughout the year at the Drama League Theatre Center.

The Drama League Artist Residency Program offers director/collaborator teams and/or ensembles an opportunity to develop a new theater piece at the Drama League Theater Center in Tribeca. A residency stipend, rehearsal space, professional mentorship, administrative support, and community engagement are included in the residency experience. The Drama League Artist Residency Program has developed many award-winning productions, including The TEAM's RoosevElvis, Ripe Time's The World Is Round, and the current productions of America Is Hard to See (HERE) and This is the Color Described by the Time (New Georges/The Flea).

Many of the artists in the program will offer readings, experiments, and other insights into their creative process at public events throughout the year.

This year's artists include 2018 Beatrice Terry Director in Residence Colette Robert; 2018 Impact Residency Director/Ensemble in Residence Michael Levinton/Little Lord; Next Stage Resident Directors Knud Adams, Shelley Butler, Leigh Fondakowski, and Whitney White; and First Stage Residents Lauren Z. Adleman, Adrian Alea, Catherine Andre, Joe Barros, Daniella Caggiano, Estefania Fadul, Peter Kuo, Charles Quittner, Noam Shapiro, and Sarah Wansley.