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Direct at Festival. Cast & rehearse a scene at your home institution, travel & present it at festival.

SDC is an opportunity for students who have demonstrated success in directing to gain professional experience, and explore the craft of directing with professional directors, educators, and peers.

For a PDF version of the Full Expanded KCACTF/SDC Fellowship Information


Candidate Eligibility

To be eligible for the SDC Directing Fellowship Program, a student must:

  • Attend a school which has entered at least one production in the regional festival at either the associate or participating level;
  • Be a bona fide student at the time of the regional festival;
  • Be nominated by a faculty member at their school;
  • Submit a completed registration packet by the deadline.

Registration Process

Submit the following materials via email to Arthur Adair ( by the deadline.

  1. A Statement of Intent (1 page max.) addressing the reasons for your interest in the SDC Fellowship Program. Please speak to what you hope to achieve through your involvement in the process and how you believe it may contribute to your growth as a director. Please include a statement confirming your selected scene from the list of nationally selected scenes and why you chose this scene. Please affirm your ability to attend the entire festival (Festival 49: Tuesday, January 3 through Saturday, January 7, 2017 Montclair State University, Montclair NJ) and include if you or any member of your company will take part in the Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship Program as either a nominee or partner.
  2. Faculty/Nominator-of-Record Letter of Recommendation which speaks to the student’s directing accomplishments and potential. The letter should provide information about the student’s record as a student of directing, including coursework and practical directing experience, imagination and artistic vision, communication skills, and ability to collaborate with others. In addition, the letter should provide the faculty member’s assessment of how participation in this program may benefit the student. Please affirm the student director’s ability to attend the entire festival.
  3. Complete The Festival 49: 2017 KCACTF/SDC Online Registration Form

KCACTF/SDC Nationally Selected Scenes – Festival 49 (2017)

The Stonewater Rapture by Doug Wright, published by Dramatists Play Service, Inc.

Hir by Taylor Mac, published by Northwestern University Press.

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom by August Wilson., published by Samuel French.

Love and Information by Carryl Churchill, published by Theatre Communications Group.

The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams, published by Dramatist’s Play Service, Inc.

Roosters by Milcha Sanchez Scott, published by Dramatist’s Play Service.

Eclipsed by Danai Gurira, published by Dramatist’s Play Service, New York.

The Who and The What by Ayadh Aktar, published by Back Bay Books/Little Brown and Company.

Speech and Debate by Stephen Karam, published by Dramatist’s Play Service, Inc.

Rag and Bone by Noah Haidle, published byDramatist’s Play Service Inc.

Cleave by Elena Belyea. Not yet published.

For Breakdown/Copies of Scenes & National Rules

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For more information about the SDC Directing Fellowship Program, contact:

Heidi Winters Vogel
Heidi Winters VogelStage Directors and Choreographers (SDC)
Eastern Mennonite University