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Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation Invites Nominations of Theater Directors and Choreographers for Zelda Fichandler Award

Deadline: August 1, 2011

The Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation, the not-for-profit foundation of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, has opened the nomination process for the Zelda Fichandler Award, which provides an unrestricted grant of $5,000 to an outstanding director or choreographer making an exceptional contribution to the arts landscape through theater work in a particular region of the United States. In 2011, the award will honor achievement in the Eastern region (i.e., Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, Washington D.C., and West Virginia).

With this award, SDCF seeks to recognize the profound impact and honor the legacy of the founders of regional theater and to celebrate the creativity and artistry of theater around the nation. Named after Zelda Fichandler, a founder of the American regional theater 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 accomplishments to date and promise for the future.

Anyone may submit a nomination. Nominators need not be SDC Members. Self-nominations are allowed.

The award will be presented at the Arena Stage in Washington, D.C., on October 24, 2011.

Visit the SDC Foundation Web site for complete program information and the nomination form.

Link to Complete RFP

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