DirectorFest

New York, NY 10014

DirectorFest is the only festival in the United States exploring the art of contemporary stage directing. For its 35th year, the festival will include six fully-staged productions, a showcase evening of a new musical, discussion forums, and conversations with America’s notable directors. 

Taking place over four weeks in venues across Manhattan, highlights of the festival include a reimagined new staging of a Stephen Sondheim’s Marry Me A Little, the New York premiere of The Clitorish by Mara Nelson-Greenberg, and the North American premiere of This Is Not Hamlet, conceived by Bulgarian director Boyan Kracholov. Chosen last spring from over 330 applicants nationwide, the directors presented this year -- Jennifer Chang, Tara Elliott, Kemar Jewel, Seonjae Kim, Dennis Yueh-Yeh Li, Whitney White, and Mr. Kracholov, recently completed various programs as part of The Drama League Directors Project.

“As a lifelong home of support for directors, The Drama League is eager to share the work of these talented new practitioners with the industry and with audiences,” noted Executive Artistic Director Gabriel Stelian-Shanks.

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