The Impact 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).

a partnership with LaGuardia Performing Arts Center (LPAC)

The first of its kind in the nation, the IMPACT RESIDENCY exclusively supports directors who work as part of an ensemble company that create performance-based work (theatre, performance art, etc.) using a devised methodology. 

The residency gives the director and her/his/their collaborators the time, space, and resources to create a new devised work.  A partnership with the LaGuardia Performing Arts Center (LPAC) in Queens, the residency offers:

REHEARSAL SPACE: Up to 120 hours of rehearsal and up to 30 hours of tech time at LPAC.

WORKSHOP STIPEND: The director will receive $10,000, which can be used to cover workshop expenses.

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

WORK-IN-PROGRESS SHOWINGS: The work will receive full tech work-in-progress showing at LaGuardia Performing Arts Center to conclude the residency.  There is also the possibility of staging the premiere of the work at LPAC.

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!