Drama League Announces 2017 Director Fellowship Recipients

5/3/2017 9:03pm

The Drama League (Executive Artistic Director Gabriel Stelian-Shanks) has announced the eleven stage directors who have been selected as the 2017 Directing Fellows of The Drama League Directors ProjectMichael Alvarez, Laura BrandelJillian Carucci, Tom Costello, Matt Dickson, Justin Emeka, Bonnie Gabel, Flordelino Lagundino, Rebecca Martinez, Kholoud Sawaf, and Gabriel Vega Weissman.  These early-career directors will begin their fellowship year by being presented during the 83rd Annual Drama League Awards, which will be held on Friday May 19 at the Marriott Marquis Times Square (1535 B'way).  The eleven Fellowship recipients, who will spend the next year as part of the award-winning program, have been accepted into four different programs of study: the Fall Directing Fellowships, the Hangar Directing Fellowships (a partnership with the Hangar Theatre in Ithaca, NY), the Classical Fellowship for Directors of Color (a partnership with the Old Globe of San Diego, CA; the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival of Garrison, NY; and Shakespeare & Company in Lenox, MA); and the Leo Shull New Musicals Directing Fellowship.  Recipients in The Drama League’s Fellowship in Film and Television will be announced at a later date. More information can be found at www.dramaleague.org. Press contact: Richard Hillman PR (917/523-8849)...