The Lincoln Center Theater Directors Lab: Call for Applications


The LCT Directors Lab (New York City) is a developmental program for nurturing stage directors from around the country and around the world. It is a series of workshops, readings, rehearsals, investigations, roundtable discussions, and studio productions to provide young directors with an intensive study of their craft while fostering collaborative relationships among a peer community of artists. The Directors Lab is geared toward professional directors in early career stages and is free of charge. The 2014 Directors Lab will take place at Lincoln Center Theater from Monday, July 7th – Saturday, July 26th, 2014. The application is ready and can be downloaded here. It is due on Monday Feb. 10, 2014 – either postmarked on Feb. 10th or brought to the theater. No letters of recommendation or other supporting material are required. We will notify all applicants on March 17th. Please click here for detailed information on past Labs, a summary of the participants and the general theme and specific activities of each of the past 20 Labs.

The Lab is not open to students, or those planning to return to school. It is designed for emerging directors who are working professionals, who have finished their studies. And studies are not required – many Lab directors are working directors who have never gone to college.

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