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    Posted April 14, 2010

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Observership applications for the 2010/11 theatrical season are now available online at

The Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDCF), the not-for-profit foundation affiliated with the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC), offers its Observership Program to give early-career Directors and Choreographers the paid opportunities to observe the work of master Directors and Choreographers as they create new productions on Broadway, Off-Broadway and at leading regional theatres across the country. SDCF Observers have access to the entire rehearsal process, from first rehearsal through previews to opening night. Observers are guaranteed the invaluable opportunity to observe, first-hand, the techniques, disciplines, approaches and insights of master artists as they create new productions and revive classics. The exact nature of each Observership will vary depending on the needs and desires of the Mentor Director or Choreographer.

Each Observer will recieve a weekly stipend and an additional travel stipend. In addition, any Observer who is not already a Member of SDC will be awarded a free one-year SDC Associate Membership.

Application to this year's program is free to SDC Members and Associates. A $15 application fee is required to apply for those unaffiliated with SDC.

Return application form along with a one-page artistic statement, one-page resume and one letter of recommendation to SDCF by June 1, 2010 to be considered for all opportunities. SDCF will accept applications until October 1, 2010, however these applicants will be eligible for fewer Observership opportunities. All applicants will be invited to an Observership open house on July 12, 2010 as well as other SDCF Programs and special SDC events throughout the year, most of which are free of charge.

Please see Observer application and guidelines on our website!

Please contact Ellen Rusconi; or 212.391.1070 ext. 244 with any questions.

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SDCF’s Observership Program is made possible by generous support from the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, New York State Council of the Arts, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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