OPPORTUNITIES – February 2014
01/27 New York: DCN: Live Theatre and Concert Capture with Michael John Warren
02/03 Utah: Charles Abbott Fellowship application deadline
02/03 New York: DCN: Innovating a Classic with guests Lear deBessonet and Eric Tucker
02/04 Virginia: Kurt Weill Fellowship application deadline (eligibility restricted to current Observership candidates only)
02/10 Los Angeles: Application available for L.A. Symposium for Emerging Directors and Choreographers
02/10 New York: Application available for NY Symposium for Emerging Directors and Choreographers – Musicals
Aselection of our upcoming programs, some dates are approximate:
03/03 New York: DCN: Topic TBD
03/07 Chicago: Application available for Chicago Symposium for Emerging Directors and Choreographers
03/10 National: Guest Artist Initative application for U.S. universities and colleges posted online
Late March/Early April Los Angeles: L.A. Symposium for Emerging Directors and Choreographers
04/14 National: Observership Application Posted online
04/28 New York: NY Symposium for Emerging Directors and Choreographers – Musicals
05/05 Eastern U.S.: Zelda Fichandler Award Nomination process opens.
06/23 New York: NY Symposium for Emerging Directors and Choreographers – Plays
02/25 Virginia: Application deadline for Virginia Tech
03/03 National: Van Lier Directing Fellowship at Repertorio Espanol
03/08 Pennsylvania: Application deadline Visiting Assistant Professor of Theatre, Allegheny College
See opportunity details below. For further questions after reading details, please email ERusconi@SDCweb.org
DCN: Live Theatre and Concert Capture with Michael John Warren
Michael will be here to discuss all aspects of capture including his collaboration with the theatrical creative team and concert artists, pre-production, and tips for b-roll and directing and choreography reels. There will be ample time for attendees’ questions. Please RSVP to Conversations@SDCweb.org.
Produced in association with SDC, DCN’s are typically held one Monday of each month at SDC, 1501 Broadway, Suite 1701, and focus on exploring a topic of interest to directors and choreographers with invited distinguished guests. Attendance is free and open to the public. For information on this program, visit SDCF Conversations and Events.
CHARLES ABBOTT FELLOWSHIP
First awarded in 2011, the purpose of SDCF’s Charles Abbott Fellowship is to provide paid opportunities for emerging stage directors and choreographers to gain access to iconic musicals, of any genre, being produced in major regional theaters under the direction of a nationally-recognized master theatre artist. Selection of finalists for each year’s Fellowship is by a committee of established directors and choreographers and chaired by Charles Abbott. This year’s Fellow will work on the production, Sweet Charity directed by Karen Azenberg at the Pioneer Theatre Company. For more information, visit SDCF Fellowships.
DCN: INNOVATING A CLASSIC WITH GUESTS LEAR deBESSONET AND ERIC TUCKER
Lear deBessonet (Good Person of Szechwan) and Eric Tucker (Bedlam Theatre’s Hamlet and Saint Joan) discuss their recent Off-Broadway productions that allow audiences to experience classic plays in new and exciting ways on Monday, February 3 from 6pm-7:15pm at Lynn Redgrave Theatre at Culture Project, 45 Bleecker Street. This converstaion is in partnership with Culture Project. These discussions are free and open to all. Please RSVP at Conversations@SDCweb.org
KURT WEILL FOUNDATION GRANT PROGRAM
Each year the Kurt Weill Foundation Grant Program awards financial support to not-for-profit organizations for performances of musical works by Kurt Weill and Marc Blitzstein, for projects pertaining to Weill, Lotte Lenya, and Blitzstein, and to not-for-profit organizations for relevant educational initiatives. For more information visit kwf.org. For information on the SDCF Kurt Weill Fellowship, visit SDCF Fellowships.
EMERGING ARTISTS SYMPOSIUM: Musicals and Plays
The Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation announces its application for Emerging Artists Symposium to build community and provide information on craft and career to emerging directors and choreographers. Participants will spend the day discussing conceiving, developing, directing, and choreographing musicals with professional directors, choreographers, and industry professionals. For more information, visit http://sdcfoundation.org/conversations-community/symposium/
GUEST ARTIST INIATIVE
The Guest Artist Initiative Program enables SDCF to facilitate and fund the hiring of professional SDC Directors and Choreographers to helm theatre productions at universities and colleges across the country. An SDCF panel comprised of professional directors and choreographers and college educators select productions for the award. Two proposals receive funding and facilitation services, and several more are offered free facilitation services. The schools are solely responsible for selecting the Guest Artist among SDC Members applicants (limited to Full SDC Members only). For more information on this opportunity, please visit http://www.sdcweb.org/foundation/guest-artist-initiative/
If you are from a college that would like information on our free search facilitation services, please contact us at Foundation@SDCweb.org.
Through this program, we offer 25 grants to shadow master directors and choreographers mounting new productions across the country. SDCF provides each Observer with a weekly stipend of $200 plus a small project travel stipend. Only those who have applied for this program – are eligible to apply for these opportunities and only they receive full details. Applications for this year are now closed. Application for projects beginning July 1, 2014 will be available online in April, 2014. For more information, visit http://sdcfoundation.org/opportunities/observerships/
SELECTION OF THE ZELDA FICHANDLER AWARD
With this award, SDCF recognizes the profound impact and honors the legacy of the founders of regional theatre and celebrates the creativity and artistry of theatre around the country. Named after Zelda Fichandler, a founder of the American regional theatre movement, the award celebrates significant achievement in the field, singular creativity and artistry, and a deep investment in a particular region. This award is not for lifetime achievement; the intent is to honor an artist for both accomplishment to date and promise for the future. This award presents an unrestricted grant of $5,000 to an outstanding director or choreographer making an exceptional contribution to the national arts landscape through theatre work in a region. For more information, visit Zelda Fichandler Award at SDCweb.org. We will begin accepting nominations in May.
MFA IN THEATRE ARTS LEADERSHIP AT VIRGINIA TECH
Arts Leadership, the study and pracitce of arts management and advocacy, is a new program area that students may pursue in the longstanding and well-regaded M.F.A. in Theatre at Virginia Tech. Like its sister programs, full tuition waivers and three-year fellowships will be provided to all students accepted into the new program. Information about the program, including curriculum and admissions, is available at
VAN LIER DIRECTING FELLOWSHIP
An opportunity for emerging Latino directors working in the Spanish Language. Repertorio Espanol, the nation’s pre-eminent Spanish language theater, is proud to announce the return of The Edward and Sally van Lier Fellowship for Directors. This fellowship is designed to give emerging Latino directors to mount two professional theater productions. Three directors will be chosen to direct one contemporary play from Latin America, Spain or the U.S., and one from Spain’s Golden Age in a limited run. Projects will begin the summer of 2014. Application deadline is Monday, March 3. Guidelines and applications can be found at www.repertorio.org/vanlier
VISITING ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF THEATRE, ALLEGHENY COLLEGE
Visiting Assistant Professor of Theatre. The Department of Communication Arts/Theatre at Allegheny College invites applicants for a One-Year Non-Tenure Track Theatre Generalist position beginning August 2014. Qualifications include M.F.A. in Acting or Directing, or Ph.D. in Theatre. In April 2015, the Visiting Assistant Professor will direct a mainstage production in the Playshop Theatre. Please send a cover letter and CV in a single PDF file with the candidate’s name as the file name, and three letters of reference (these may arrive separately) to Professor Mark Cosdon at firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of applications begins on March 14, 2014. Women and members of other under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.