Repertorio Español Launches The Van Lier Fellowship For Emerging Latinx/Latine Directors

DEADLINE is Monday, January 22, 2024.

By: Nov. 30, 2023
Repertorio Español Launches The Van Lier Fellowship For Emerging Latinx/Latine Directors
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REPERTORIO ESPAÑOL, the nation's pre-eminent Spanish language theater, is launching the 2024-2025 The New York Community Trust Van Lier Fellowship for Latine/Latinx Directors. This Fellowship enables emerging directors the unique opportunity to mount two professional Spanish language theater productions at Repertorio Español.

The requirements for the Van Lier Fellowship include that candidates must be Hispanic/Latine, 30 years old or younger, having completed a BA or MFA in dramatic arts, and must not be currently enrolled in any university or full-time theatre training program. They must live in one of the five boroughs of New York City. Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States. Ideal fellows 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.

Two directors will be chosen to participate in the Van Lier Fellowship based on their production proposals and interviews. Fellows will direct two distinct works in Spanish over two summers. The first round of productions, which will take place in the summer of 2024, will be contemporary works written in Spanish or works by Latinx playwrights. Round two will be plays from the Siglo de Oro (Spain's Golden Age) and will be presented in the summer of 2025.

DEADLINE is Monday, January 22, 2024, timestamp. Applicants must write (in English or Spanish) proposals for the 2 productions they wish to direct. For proposal guidelines, please send an e-mail expressing your interest to with the subject line "Van Lier 2024 Application". More information is available on the Company's website at


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Repertorio Español was founded in 1968 by Artistic Director René Buch and Producer Gilberto Zaldívar and has become one of the most successful Off-Broadway theatres. The Company was founded with the mission of producing the finest Spanish-language theatre from Latin America and Spain as well as plays written by Latinx artists. The Company presents a rotating repertory of 13 different plays, musicals, and dance concerts with over 300 performances every year. Its productions are seen by over 50,000 people annually at its home, the historic Gramercy Arts Theatre, and on tour. Every year, approximately 20,000 students are introduced to the heritage of Spanish language theatre through its education program, ¡DIGNIDAD!

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Photo credit: Emmanuel Abreu: NYLON, directed by Ana Luz Zambrana (Van Lier Fellow 2022-2023).