Directing Fellowship


The Classical Directing Fellowship offered through The Drama League in partnership with HVSF, immerses a director in the artistic productions and institutional life of a company working in the classical canon.

Application deadline: 5:00pm, January 5th, 2016. 

The Classical Directing Program contains multiple components:

The Fellowship begins in New York City with PROFESSIONALS WEEK. Held in mid-May, Professionals Week is an intensive immersion in the professional theater.  Fellows will attend Broadway and Off-Broadway performances, participate in seminars and workshops with prominent industry professionals, and participate in discussions designed to prepare you for the demands and expectations of this particular program.

DIRECTING ASSISTANTSHIPS ON TWO PRODUCTIONS:  In early June, the directing fellow will travel to Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival, a 30-year-old professional theatre in Garrison, NY. The fellow will assist professional directors on two productions concurrently: 1) a small-cast production of Macbeth; and 2) a large-scale production of Thornton Wilder’s Our Town that unites HVSF company actors with members of the local community, inspired by the model of the Public Works program at the Public Theater.  Throughout the rehearsal periods, the directing fellow will attend all rehearsals and production meetings associated with each production.

DIRECTING IN THE LAB SERIES: The fellow will direct a reading of a play selected by the artistic staff as part of the theater’s HVSF2 reading series.

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