| Michael Collyer Memorial Fellowship
James DiLapo was awarded the Michael Collyer Memorial Fellowship on February 5th, 2011.
He has since graduated from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts (class of 2011) and is working with his mentor, Richard LaGravenese on his fellowship project, Devils at Play, which is about a Soviet detective and enforcer of Stalin's Great Terror who finds his life destroyed after he is accused of treason.
Marshall Brickman, Chair of the Collyer Fellowship Selection Committee, reflected on the wealth of talent nominated for the 2011 Collyer Fellowship. “Once again, it was difficult to decide on our recipient, as all of our candidates had much to recommend them. After much discussion and (friendly) gnashing of teeth, we awarded the laurel to James, who impressed us with his versatility and whose project was timely, involving and well-structured. James is a big talent and, along with my colleagues on the committee, I look forward to his involvement with our mentoring program and to his future work and accomplishments.”