Directors Emergency Relief Fund
The Drama League has created this temporary fund to meet the needs of stage directors who have suffered lost wages due to the COVID-19 pandemic. For as long as The Drama League determines it is necessary, prudent, and able to do so, DERF will provide emergency grants of up to $599 for stage directors who have lost wages from the voiding of directing agreements and/or other opportunities resulting from theatrical productions canceled and/or postponed as a result of the pandemic. DERF will provide relief for lost wages due to a specific project. Proof of contract to direct the project is required, as is documentation of its cancellation or postponement. Directors may only apply once to DERF between April 13, 2020 and July 31, 2020; additional applications may be accepted at that time, at The Drama League’s discretion. Directors must be living in the United States or U.S. territories and have a U.S. Tax ID Number.