For Directors and Director/Choreographers with 10+ years experience: SDCF Live-on-Screen Fellowship Opportunity Shadowing Director Lonny Price on the video capture of Sweeney Todd at New York Philharmonic, New York, NY
SDCF announces an opportunity for an experienced Director or Director/Choreographer to shadow SDC Board Member and Emmy Award-winning Director Lonny Price on the filming of the upcoming New York Philharmonic production of Sweeney Todd.
Through this opportunity, an experienced artist will observe the workings of video capture from learning the fundamentals of filming performances including: prepping camera script, writing camera shots, rehearsals with company, continuing prep for television, overnight video load-in, camera blocking rehearsal with cast and TV crew; and filming performances.
This Fellowship will last from first rehearsal on February 17 through filming on March 8, with some pre-production meetings and work prior to rehearsal. Unfortunately, there is no stipend available for this opportunity.
This opportunity is restricted to those with at least 10 years of professional directing or choreography experience with stage work in a lead director or director/choreographer capacity. Candidate should have musical experience. Both SDC Members and non-Members with the requisite experience may apply. Prior experience in television or film is not necessary.
- A bio limited to ONE page (or if you do not have a narrative bio, a resume of one page)
- A letter of interest detailing why you are interested in this opportunity and specifically in learning about directing for the camera, giving the reader a feel for who you are and your experience (if any) with and interest in capturing your own work on video or for webcast. Discuss what you seek to gain if granted this opportunity. This statement should be limited to ONE page.
For further information, please contact Ellen Rusconi at ERusconi@SDCweb.org. Please note that due to schedules we expect it will take at least one week to select candidates for interview; we do not anticipate knowing who will be interviewed until late January.
LONNY PRICE directed and co-authored the Ed Kleban musical A Class Act on Broadway (five Tony Award nominations, including Best Musical) and in Los Angeles and Tokyo. He won an Emmy for his film of Sweeney Todd (broadcast on PBS), directed the original cast reunion performances of Falsettos that inaugurated Playwrights Horizons’ new complex on Theatre Row and staged the Broadway musical Urban Cowboy. Previously on Broadway, he directed Joan Rivers in her Tony-nominated turn as Lenny Bruce’s mother in Sally Marr…and her escorts (co-authored with Ms. Rivers and Erin Sanders). Off-Broadway, he supervised the Manhattan Theatre Club’s remounting of Athol Fugard’s Valley Song and directed Jules Feiffer’s Grown Ups, Jeff Baron’s Visiting Mr. Green (starring Eli Wallach) and revivals of The Rothschilds and Juno. He has worked with Patti LuPone on a series of staged concert versions of musicals including Pal Joey (Encores!, with Peter Gallagher), Annie Get Your Gun (Lincoln Center with Mr. Gallagher), Sweeney Todd (Lincoln Center with George Hearn and the N.Y. Philharmonic) and A Little Night Music (the Ravinia Festival with Mr. Hearn and Zoe Caldwell). He was staff director of ABC’s One Life to Live (Emmy nomination) and is the former artistic director of Musical Theatre Works, where he is currently resident director. As an actor, he has appeared on and Off-Broadway in a variety of plays and musicals including Burn This, The Immigrant, MASTER HAROLD…and the boys., A Class Act and Merrily We Roll Along, receiving an Obie, Theatre World and Drama-Logue Awards.