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Alumna Rebecca Taichman's production of Twelfth Night at the Old Globe, Summer 2015.
Open To: Stage Directors who self-identify as Persons of Color or Female, who reside in New York City or can provide their own housing in New York City for the active weeks of the Fellowship
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The Classical Directing Fellowship immerses a director in the life of a company working in the classical canon, and is designed to bring diverse voices into the productions and institutions dedicated to this work.
The Drama League is a dedicated advocate for increased diversity and for the inclusion of artists of color and of disability in all our programs. We aim to achieve full inclusion in all our programs, providing opportunities for directors to tell their stories, so that we make a theater that truly reflects the society in which we live; where each artist is considered on his/her merits as an individual; where the stories being told are drawn from authentic and diverse experiences; and where our individual humanity can be celebrated. To this end, the Drama League actively encourages and seeks applications from directors of all communities, especially those that have traditionally been denied equitable opportunities.
The Drama League does not and shall not discriminate, and will take affirmative actions to ensure against discrimination, on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, gender identity, gender expression, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, the selection of fellowship and residency artists; selection of staff, artists, partners, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors and clients; and provision of services.
“The Classical Directing Program was one of the defining experiences of my education as a director. Learning from the artists...was a transformative experience, and I came away with tools, techniques, and perspectives that I use in my work today. Graduate school helped me become an artist, but the Drama League Fellowship helped me become a professional."
- Jesse Jou, Classical Directing Fellow 2012