NEW YORK CITY: The Drama League has announced its 2018 resident artists, including theatre directors and ensembles. The residents will develop new musicals and plays throughout the year at the Drama League Theater Center.
Colette Robert has been named the Beatrice Terry Director in Residence, an award given to fund the development of a new work by a female or female-identifying writer/director. Robert will direct a staged reading of her play The Grand Ballroom of the Renaissance Hotel as part of the residency program.
The 2018 Impact Residency has been given to the company Little Lord, which will receive a year of resources, space, support, and a $10,000 grant to create a new work. The Impact Residency, in partnership with the LaGuardia Performing Arts Center, will support the development of Little Lord’s show Skinnamarink.
The Next Stage Residencies—given to early-career, mid-career, or established directors—support the development of multiple projects intended for production in the near future. As part of that residency, Knud Adams will develop Nylon, Shelley Butler will develop The Moth, Leigh Fondakowski will develop Casa Cushman, and Whitney White will develop Three Sisters.
The Drama League’s First Stage Residencies are bestowed to early and mid-career directors who are beginning the development stage of a promising new project. The selected directors and projects include Lauren Z. Adleman, Conversations with Eliza; Adrian Alea, Dreaming in Cuban; Catherine Andre, Max Schiller’s Dead; Joe Barros, Cheeyang Ng; Daniella Caggiano, Brewsters; Estefanía Fadul, Untitled Latinidad Project; Peter Kuo, Gay Chinese Gold Rush Play; Charles Quittner, The Pitchforks; Noam Shapiro, Quick, Change; and Sarah Wansley, Iphigenia.