From the Artistic Director
I started the Artists in Residence program to provide artistic and financial support to early-career artists, giving them a theatre to call home and to provide peace of mind for a sustainable career.
Over the years, this program has evolved to include playwrights, mid-career directors and even an entire young company. And while these residencies have allowed us to help cultivate the next generations of theatre leaders, these artists have also become invaluable to me and our audiences, invigorating this institution with fresh voices.
These directors have a home base at Roundabout to develop their own work, take artistic risks, and play a role in planning the company's seasons.
Roundabout Directing Fellow
This program was created in 2017 as a launch pad for the next generation of directors. It focuses on underrepresented talent, and is a balance of hands-on learning with the season’s directors and development of the Fellow’s own craft. Due to the ongoing global pandemic, this program is on pause for the 2020-21 season. Learn more →
2020-2021 Tow Foundation Playwright in Residence
This residency offers playwrights the opportunity to focus on their craft, gain experience and insight into all aspects of the nonprofit theater world, and debut their work.
Company in Residence
Fiasco Theater was invited to become Roundabout’s first Company in Residence following their work on Into the Woods (2015). We aim to encourage them to continue their exploration of classic musicals and plays by providing the time and space that a young company needs to do their best work.
This group of directors and playwrights comprises artists who have created some of Roundabout's best-known works and artists who will be creating the work of the future. They call Roundabout home and are able to develop the projects they are the most passionate about here.
Roundabout Directors Group
The Roundabout Directors Group was created to offer resources and provide career assistance to early career directors for the American Theatre who have traditionally been denied equitable opportunities in the theatre industry. Building on the work begun through the Roundabout Directing Fellowship, the group will create artistic community for directors at similar stages of their careers, fostering camaraderie, lateral mentorship, and insight into the workings of a large not-for-profit institution.
Adams Deputy Artistic Director
This position was created specifically for Scott Ellis in 1998, making him a senior member of Roundabout's artistic team. In 1993, Scott directed Roundabout's first-ever musical revival, She Loves Me, and became a leading voice for this genre at the theatre, advising on the development of initiatives across the institution.
* Generously underwritten by Margot Adams, in memory of Mason Adams.