Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation Observership!
It often feels like the system is stacked against the arts (and basic human rights) in this country, and therefore I am filled with appreciation that despite this, there is programming which exists to support emerging artists and help us to move forward and find mentorship and community. I'm incredibly grateful and excited to have received an observership with the Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation for the 2018-2019 theatre season, and am so looking forward to using this opportunity to expand my understanding of how we can create dynamic societal change through art, specifically through a directorial and choreographic lens. (pictured: me not stressed at all five minutes before submitting my application, as captured by my sister 😂)
Here's a better description of the program, and a link to check out their website if you're interested in applying next year!
"The Observership Program provides early to mid-career directors and choreographers paid opportunities to observe the work of master directors and choreographers as they create productions on Broadway, Off-Broadway and at leading regional theatres across the country. SDCF Observers may have access to the entire rehearsal process from first rehearsal through opening night. Observers will have the invaluable opportunity to observe first-hand the techniques, disciplines, approaches and insights of master artists as they create new productions and revive classics. In addition to Observership opportunities provided through SDCF, members of the Observership class are also eligible to apply for the Kurt Weill Fellowship and the Shepard and Mildred Traube Fellowship."