STAGE DIRECTORS AND CHOREOGRAPHERS FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES PLANS FOR 2019 "MR. ABBOTT" AWARD GALA

9/26/2018 6:33pm


Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDCF), the independent, not-for-profit affiliate of SDC, Stage Directors and Choreographers Society has announced unique plans for its 2019 award evening, which will feature original choreographic pieces resulting from a special commissioning program, with the application period now open. SDCF also announced that Victoria Traube would receive a special “Mr. Abbott” Award at the event, to be held March 25 at the French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF). The event will be chaired by Philip J. Smith, Chairman, and Robert E. Wankel, President, of The Shubert Organization, Theodore S. Chapin, President and Chief Creative Officer of the Rodgers and Hammerstein Organization, and SDC Executive Board Members Mark Brokaw (who is also an SDCF Trustee) and Rachel Chavkin. SDCF is issuing a call for applications from SDC Member choreographers for original choreographic pieces. The commission recipients will be chosen by a committee consisting of Karen Azenberg, Joshua Bergasse, Donald Byrd, Ted Chapin, Graciela Daniele, Maija Garcia, JoAnn Hunter, Sam Pinkleton, andSusan Stroman. The committee will also serve as advisors to SDCF on the commissions and their presentation up through the event itself. SDC Member choreographers can find full application information at sdcfoundation.org/agnesdemille. The submission deadline is October 18 and the commissions will be announced in November. Press contact: Howard Sherman (212-391-1070)...