Beatrice Terry Residency

The Drama League Artists Residency Program, made possible in part by the Leo Shull Foundation for the Arts, the Howard Gilman Foundation, and the Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust, gives theater directors unique, supportive opportunities to develop new plays and musicals.  ARP has developed many award-winning productions since 2013, including The TEAM’s RoosevElvis (Vineyard Theatre, London’s Royal Court Theatre); Ripe Time’s The World Is Round (BAM); Georama (NYMF/Repertory Theatre of St. Louis); Assembled Identities (HERE); Distant Star (Abrons Arts Center); Rady&Bloom’s The Upper Room (New Ohio Theatre); and Piehole’s Hand Foot Fizzle Face (JACK).


The BEATRICE TERRY RESIDENCY is designed exclusively for women or women-identified artists who both write AND direct their own work. It is not intended for a director who would like to write a play, or for a writer who has never directed...but rather, someone who identifies a place in both disciplines professionally. It is named for the acclaimed artist whose career on and off-Broadway epitomized the duality at the core of this residency.

The residency includes:

REHEARSAL SPACE: up to a maximum 29 hours of rehearsal in the Stewart F. Lane/Bonnie Comley Studio Lab at The Drama League Theater Center in Tribeca.

RESIDENCY STIPEND: A stipend for the developmental expenses of the residency will be awarded. Amounts awarded are determined by the selection committee; in 2016 the BEATRICE TERRY RESIDENCY received $3500.  Applicants will be notified of the amount of the stipend before committing to the residency.

PROFESSIONAL MENTORSHIP: The artist will receive periodic mentorship from Drama League staff.

WORK-IN-PROGRESS SHOWINGS: The work will receive an in-progress showing at the Drama League Theater Center in Tribeca.

If you have questions about which residency is most appropriate for your project, please call (212) 244-9494 to discuss options in depth.  We are happy to speak with you!