Established by the proceeds of a special fundraising effort of The 2011 ‘Mr. Abbott’ Award celebrating Director George C. Wolfe, this Fellowship is a biennial award given to experienced directors and choreographers harboring a desire to break free of the perceived boundaries of career.

The Fellowship provides up to $2500 for the development of an area of interest, enabling directors and choreographers to receive funding to explore an area of artistic interest without requiring the funded experience to be tied to a specific production

The George C. Wolfe Fellowship recipient will be selected by the Wolfe Selection Committee.  This committee will be comprised of at least five renowned theatre professionals including at least two Members of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society.

This Fellowship is eligible to those SDC Members and Associates with 6 or more years of professional experience as a lead director or choreographer.  This program is not for early-career artists or those just out of a degree program.   It is for those who have enough experience to have become entrenched or categorized within the field and are interested in surmounting that categorization.

AWARD: $2500

APPLY: SDC Members and Associate Members in good standing with at least 6 years professional lead experience may apply. Board Members may not apply.