06/03 New York: 2013/2014 Observership with Thomas Kail – Deadline to apply
06/03 New York/Pennsylvania: 2013/2014 Observership with Sheryl Kaller – Deadline to apply
06/05 New Jersey: 2014/2015 Observership with Emily Mann – Deadline to apply
06/18 New York: DCN: Incorporating Actors with DIsabilities with panelists Jeff Calhoun and Ike Schambelan
06/23 New York: NY Symposium for Emerging Directors – Plays
06/30 Eastern U.S.: Zelda Fichandler Award Nominations deadline
07/03 National: Reginald Denham Fellowship Application available online
07/31 National: Observership Final Application deadline
07/31 National: Reginald Denham Fellowship Application available online
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 ($200 in 2013/2014, $225 in 2014/2015) plus a project travel stipend. Only those who have applied for this program are eligible to apply for these opportunities, and only these applicants receive full details. Applications for this year are now available online. The final deadline for applications is July 31, 2014. Click for more information.
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 this month’s topic, Incorporating Actors with Disabilities, Directors Jeff Calhoun (Newsies, Big River and numerous productions with Deaf West) and Ike Schambelan (Artistic Director of Theatre Breaking Through Barriers) will discuss their experiences directing critically-acclaimed, uncompromising theatre incorporating actors with disabilities. There will be ample time for attendees’ questions. Please RSVP to Conversations@SDCweb.org.
EMERGING ARTISTS SYMPOSIUM: 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 and directing plays with professional directors, choreographers, and industry professionals. Click for more information.
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 SDCFoundation.org. Nominations are accepted from May through June 30.
In October of 2006, Mary Orr Denham established the Denham Fellowship through a bequest to SDCF in honor of her late husband, Reginald H.F. Denham. The Denham Fellowship is “an annual award to aspiring young directors, and particularly women directors, to further develop their directing skills”. Candidates may apply to the Denham Fellowship under one of two criteria: fee enhancement and self producing. The Denham Fellowship under fee enhancement would serve to augment a fee offered to the Director by a theatre or producer. When the recipient is a self-producing director, the Denham fellowship will serve to cover/augment the Director’s fee. Application to the Denham Fellowship is open to SDC Members and Associates only.
For information on Fellowships, visit Fellowships at SDCFoundation.org.