Save the Date for the presentation of 2013 Zelda Fichandler Award on Monday, November 4th at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park (962 Mt.Adams Circle, Cincinnati, OH 45202). Hors d’oeuvres will be served. This is a free event. Please feel free to share this invitation with others interested in theatre and the crafts of stage direction and choreography. RSVP to FichandlerRSVP@SDCweb.org
Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDCF) established The Zelda Fichandler Award in 2009 to recognize an outstanding director or choreographer making a unique and exceptional contribution to his or her community through extraordinary work in theatre. This Award is not for lifetime achievement; the intent is to honor an artist for both accomplishment to date and promise for the future.
With this award, SDCF acknowledges the profound impact the regional theatre founders have had on the field and honors their legacy. The national arts landscape was transformed by their artistry, passion, and courage. Through The Zelda Fichandler Award, SDCF recognizes extraordinary individuals who are building upon this legacy by advancing and continuing to transform the arts landscape through their unique and creative work in the American regional theatre.
The Zelda Fichandler Award is SDCF’s first award devoted to the regional theatre, where the majority of professional theatre directors and choreographers in the United States are now working. The Award serves as a complement to the “Mr. Abbott” Award, presented annually in New York to recognize lifetime achievement, and the Joe A. Callaway Award, awarded for excellence in direction and choreography in non-Broadway productions in New York. These three awards are the only awards given to theatre directors and choreographers by their peers.
Founded in 1965, Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation exists to foster, promote and develop the craft and creativity of stage directors and choreographers. SDCF’s goals are to provide opportunities to practice the crafts of directing and choreography; to gather and disseminate craft and career information; to promote the profession to emerging talent; to provide opportunities for exchange of knowledge among directors and choreographers; and to increase the awareness of the value of directors’ and choreographers’ work.