Drama League Reveals 2001 Directing Fellows

News   Drama League Reveals 2001 Directing Fellows The Drama League has announced four Summer Directing Program Fellows, four Fall Production Program Fellows, three New Directors/New Works Fellows and nine Drama League/Roundabout Assistant Directors Program Fellows. Each year since 1984, the League has awarded fellowships in order to foster the burgeoning careers of young theatre directors.

The Drama League has announced four Summer Directing Program Fellows, four Fall Production Program Fellows, three New Directors/New Works Fellows and nine Drama League/Roundabout Assistant Directors Program Fellows. Each year since 1984, the League has awarded fellowships in order to foster the burgeoning careers of young theatre directors.

Summer fellows spend 11 weeks at the Hangar Theatre in Ithaca, NY, staging plays and assistant directing another production. Fall fellows spend 12 weeks assisting top theatre directors at prominent Off Broadway and regional theatres, then head to NYC to mount an Equity one act play at a leading venue. New Directors/New Works fellows work with collaborators on new plays and musicals and have access to free rehearsal space in Pace University’s Schaeberle Studio Theatre. Finally, the Drama League Roundabout Assistant Directors Program puts paid directing assistants on productions at the Roundabout Theatre in New York City. Last season, fellows worked on The Man Who Came to Dinner with Jerry Zaks, Juno & the Paycock with John Crowley, and A Skull in Connemara with Gordon Edelstein.

This year's recipients are:

Summer Directing Program Fellows
Michael Barakiva of Haifa, Israel
Dana Harrel of Lima, Peru
Tioni Mccoy of Oakland, CA
David Snider of Hershey, PA

  Fall Production Program Fellows
Randy Baruh of Palo Alto, CA
Ellen Beckerman of White Plains, NY
Ari Edelson of New York, NY
Davis Mccallum of Atlanta, GA   New Directors/New Works Fellows
Roger Benington of Johannesburg, South Africa
Elyse Singer of New Haven, CT
Rob Urbanati of Framingham, MA

  The Drama League/Roundabout Assistant Directors Program Fellows
Tracy Bersley of Boulder, CO
Tlaloc Rivas of Tijuana, Mexico
Wendy Dann of Oneida, NY
Beatrice Terry of Houston, TX
Julie Hamberg of Ann Arbor, MI
Sebastian Trainor of Lowell, MA
Tim Lee of Bermuda
Alec Wild of Ventura, CA
Isis Misdary of Jersey City, NJ

Past Directors Project alumni include Christopher Ashley, Mark Brokaw, Loretta Greco, Michael Mayer and John Rando.

—By Robert Simonson