Ghost Light


The Drama League Presents: The Ghost Light Campaign 


Help us provide direct support to Directors during the COVID-19 Crisis


ghost light is an electric light that is left energized 

on the stage of a theater when the theater is unoccupied 

and would otherwise be completely dark.


Directors are Leaders of the Theater.

 In this time of chaos, we need leaders more than ever. 

Help us help Directors lead the theater from darkness to curtain up. 

We built their home, let’s keep the light on.


With your support, The Drama League can deliver key resources and rapid response funds to Directors to help them survive and thrive during this crisis. There are several ways you can participate: 

  • Donate back the cost of your ticket to the Broadway show you would have seen this month.

  • Donate directly to our Ghost Light Campaign.

    • For every dollar donated, .25 will be allocated to the Directors Emergency Relief Fund, which will provide direct financial assistance to Directors who have lost work and need help to make ends meet through the duration of the crisis through "rapid" micro-grants.

  • Participate in our Stage Directors COVID-19 Impact Survey to help us access critical funding from grants.


Check back through April as we continue to unveil new digital programming week by week that supports this effort.


For questions, please reach out to Helen O'Rourke, Individual Giving Manager (she, her, hers):


212-244-9494 ext 105