Hangar Drama League Directors

Every summer, the Hangar Theatre and the Drama League team up to give four future artistic leaders the extraordinary experience leading the Hangar’s Lab Company, producing the Wedge Series, and directing KIDDSTUFF productions. Applicants for the Hangar Drama League Directing Fellowship submit a production essay and artistic statement, which are reviewed by a panel. This pool is narrowed to 16 candidates, who come to New York for a day of interviews with three panels of national theatre artists. Once selected, the four Hangar Drama League Directing Fellows join an incredibly prestigious group of alumni, including Sam Gold (whose Broadway credits include The Glass Menagerie with Sally Fields and Fun Home, for which he won the Tony Award for Best Direction), Rachel Chavkin (director of the hit musicals Hadestown and Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812), and Hangar’s former Artistic Director Michael Barakiva! This season, the Hangar Theatre and the Drama League are pleased to introduce Ithaca audiences to these inspiring directors.

The Hangar welcomes our 2021 Hangar Drama League Directing Fellows!