Van Lier Fellowship for Directors

Deadline: Tuesday, February 1, 2022

Repertorio Español, the nation’s pre-eminent Spanish language theater, is proud to announce The New York Community Trust Van Lier Fellowship for Directors. This fellowship is designed to give emerging Latinx directors an opportunity to mount two professional theater productions at Repertorio Español.


Candidates must meet all of the following requirements:

  1. Be Hispanic / Latino and 30 years old or younger;
  2. Must live full time in one of the five boroughs of New York City and plan to remain in New York City;
  3. Have completed BA or MFA in dramatic arts and must not be currently enrolled in any university or a full time theatre training program;
  4. Must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States

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.


Three 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.

  1. The first round of productions will be contemporary works written in Spanish or works by Hispanic American playwrights which will happen in the summer.
  2. The second round will be plays from the Siglo de Oro (Spain’s Golden Age) which will happen in the summer of next year.


Applicants must write (in English or Spanish) proposals for the 2 productions they wish to direct. For an application, please send an e-mail expressing your interest to with the words “Van Lier” in the subject line.

Deadline: Tuesday, February 1, 2022

  1. Artistic résumé with two references
  2. Short Biography (200-word maximum)
  3. A one-page long project description, in Spanish, for each of the proposed projects: one contemporary (Spain, Latin America, USA Latino) and one classical (Siglo de Oro) work.
  4. Proof of age and residency

Listing expiration: February 1, 2022.