New York Community Trust Van Lier Fellowship for Young Latiné Directors

Repertorio Español, the nation’s pre-eminent Spanish language theater, is proud to announce The New York Community Trust Van Lier Fellowship for Latiné Directors. We encourage underrepresented voices, Afro-Latinx, Indigenous, LGBTQIA and Women from the community to apply.

Through this 2 year Fellowship, Repertorio will give 2 emerging directors an opportunity to direct 2 productions in Spanish; a contemporary piece and a play from Spain’s Siglo de Oro. Our goal is to prepare the next generation of Latinx directors working in the Spanish language for a professional career in theatre.

The ideal fellows will have some previous experience in directing, an integral knowledge of classical Spanish theatre, contemporary Latin American theatre as well as a familiarity of Hispanic-American playwrights.

$6,000 stipend for each director for each year of the Fellowship


Two directors will be chosen to participate based on production proposals and in-person interviews. Fellows will direct 2 distinct works in Spanish over the course of two summers and receive a stipend of $5,000 per year.

· The first round of productions will be contemporary works written in Spanish or works by Hispanic American playwrights which will happen in the summer of 2024.

· The second round will be plays from the Siglo de Oro (Spain’s Golden Age) which will happen in the summer of 2025.


Please submit the following:

· Artistic résumé with two references

· Short Biography (200 word maximum)

· A one-page long project description for each of the proposed projects: one contemporary (Spain, Latin America, USA Latino) and one classical (Siglo de Oro) work which will include the following information:

§ Name of play, Author and Country published/produced

§ Basic plot of each play

§ Why you want to direct the play

§ The central themes of the play and their importance

§ Also, what aspects of directing do you wish to improve upon or explore during this Fellowship

· Proof of age and NYC residency

Recent productions NOT available for Van Lier Production:

Conducta de la vida by María Irene Fornes

El burlador de Sevilla by Tirso de Molina

El laurel de Apolo by Pedro de Calderon de la Barca

La dama boba by Lope de Vega

La extinción de los dinosaurios by Luis Allyon

La gran Semiramis by Mifuel de Cervantes

La traición de la Amistad by María de Zayas y Sotomayor

Los empeños de la casa by Sor Juana de Inez

Nylon by Sofia Álvarez

Primer sueño by Sor Juana de Inez

Valor, agravio y mujer by Ana Caro

SEND THE AFOREMENTIONED MATERIALS AND/OR ANY QUESTIONS TO: Include the words “Van Lier 2024 Application” in the subject line before or by Monday, January 22, 2024.

Application Deadline:2024-01-22
View More on

Related Articles