Established in 2013 by the Kurt Weill Foundation for Music, the Kurt Weill Fellowship helps nurture early-career directors and choreographers by acquainting them with a stage work of Kurt Weill or Marc Blitzstein under the guidance of a master director or choreographer. The Fellowship provides the opportunity to assist or observe a master director or choreographer at work on a production, selected by the Kurt Weill Foundation, of a theatrical work composed by Weill or Blitzstein, including musical theater, opera, operetta, and dance works.
Through these Fellowships, emerging directors and choreographers will observe the processes and specific approaches of master artists and thereby expand their artistry, enrich leadership and collaboration skills, and gain new insight into the crafts of direction and choreography. In addition, the Fellow will acquire greater understanding of and comfort level with Kurt Weill’s and Marc Blitzstein’s theatrical catalogue and an ability to draw on this in future work.
The Kurt Weill Fellowship operates as a component of the SDC Foundation’s Observership Program; as such, only the current season’s Observership candidates will be eligible for this Fellowship.
AWARD: $2,500 stipend; Each Fellow will be provided with a stipend of $2500, generously provided by the Kurt Weill Foundation for Music. All funding received from the Kurt Weill Foundation will be provided to to the Fellow; SDCF will absorb all costs of administering the Fellowships.
APPLY: Same as Observership Program. See Observership Program for details.
For more information on the Kurt Weill Foundation for Music and their programs, please visit kwf.org .