Photo Coverage: Go Inside the SDCF Awards for Directing and Choreography!

Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDCF), the not-for-profit foundation of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, just presented its first annual "SDC Foundation Awards: A Celebration of Excellence in Directing and Choreography."

The evening brought together the presentations of SDCF's annual Zelda Fichandler Award, Joe A. Callaway Awards, and Breakout Award. The event took place earlier this week at The Green Room 42.

The 2017 Fichandler Award, as previously announced, was presented to winner Vivienne Benesch of Playmakers Rep (Chapel Hill, NC). Finalists Curt Columbus of Trinity Repertory Company (Providence, RI) and Wendy C. Goldberg of Eugene O'Neill Theater Center (Waterford, CT) were also recognized for their contributions to the field. The Award recognizes directors and choreographers who are in the center of their creative lives, demonstrate great accomplishment to-date and promise for the future, and who have made prominent achievements in the field with singular creativity and artistry and deep investment in a particular community or region. The Award is given annually within rotating regions of the U.S. The Award was first presented in 2009, and past winners include Jonathan Moscone, Michael Halberstam, Blanka Zizka, Bill Rauch, Charles Newell, Joseph Haj, Tim Dang, and Lisa Portes.

The Callaway Awards are peer-given awards that recognize excellence in the arts of stage direction and choreography in a given New York City Off-Broadway season. The 2017 Callaway winners and finalists are scheduled to be announced on October 2. The Award was first presented in 1989, and past winners include Gloria Muzio, Susan Stroman, George C. Wolfe, Hope Clarke, Harold Prince, Gerald Gutierrez, Joe Mantello, Scott Elliott, Julie Taymor, Moisés Kaufman, Frank Galati, Graciela Daniele, Trevor Nunn, Gabriel Barre, Mark Dendy, Jack O'Brien, Bartlett Sher, Devanand Janki, Daniel Sullivan, Doug Hughes, Christopher Gattelli, Peter DuBois, Bill T. Jones, Thomas Kail, Andy Blankenbuehler, Giovanna Sardelli, Lynne Taylor Corbett, Garry Hynes, Martha Clarke, Ciarán O'Reilly, Byron Easley, Carolyn Cantor, Larry Keigwin, John Tiffany, Steven Hoggett, Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Marlo Hunter, John Rando, Mike Donahue, Lainie Sakakura, Alex Sanchez, Sarah Benson, and James Walski.

The Breakout Award, now in its second year, is given by the SDCF Executive Board to an SDC Member for a production or selection of work that signals a shift in a career and the beginning of critical recognition - a "rising star" moment in the Off-Broadway arena. The 2017 winner will be announced in October. Last year's inaugural recipient was Ed Sylvanus Iskandar.

Founded in 1965, Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation exists to foster, promote, and develop the creativity and craft of stage directors and choreographers. SDC Foundation's mission is to create access to the field, to connect artists, and to honor the theatrical legacy of these artists. The centrality of the director's/choreographer's role in theatre and the impact that they have on other artists' careers-from playwrights to designers to actors-makes SDC Foundation's services essential to the theatre industry's health and continued vitality. Visit www.sdcfoundation.org for more

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Photo Coverage: Go Inside the SDCF Awards for Directing and Choreography!
The Joe A. Callaway Awards at the SDC Foundation Awards on October 30, 2017 at The Green Room 42 in New York City.

Photo Coverage: Go Inside the SDCF Awards for Directing and Choreography!
David Cromer

Photo Coverage: Go Inside the SDCF Awards for Directing and Choreography!
David Cromer

Photo Coverage: Go Inside the SDCF Awards for Directing and Choreography!
Susan Stroman

Photo Coverage: Go Inside the SDCF Awards for Directing and Choreography!
Susan Stroman

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Davis McCallum

Photo Coverage: Go Inside the SDCF Awards for Directing and Choreography!
Davis McCallum

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Warner Shook

Photo Coverage: Go Inside the SDCF Awards for Directing and Choreography!
Warner Shook

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Sheldon Epps

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Sheldon Epps

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Ethan McSweeny

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Ethan McSweeny

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David Yazbek

Photo Coverage: Go Inside the SDCF Awards for Directing and Choreography!
David Yazbek

Photo Coverage: Go Inside the SDCF Awards for Directing and Choreography!
Rachel Rockwell

Photo Coverage: Go Inside the SDCF Awards for Directing and Choreography!
Rachel Rockwell

Photo Coverage: Go Inside the SDCF Awards for Directing and Choreography!
Emily Walton

Photo Coverage: Go Inside the SDCF Awards for Directing and Choreography!
Emily Walton

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Wendy C. Goldberg

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Wendy C. Goldberg

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Denis Jones

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Denis Jones

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Marc Bruni

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Marc Bruni

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Ed Sylvanus Iskandar

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Ed Sylvanus Iskandar

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Ed Sylvanus Iskandar and Dan Amboyber

Photo Coverage: Go Inside the SDCF Awards for Directing and Choreography!
Ed Sylvanus Iskandar and Dan Amboyber

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Ed Sylvanus Iskandar and Dan Amboyber

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Bartlett Sher

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Bartlett Sher

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Marcia Milgrom Dodge

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Marcia Milgrom Dodge

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Michael Halberstram

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Michael Halberstram

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Vivienne Benesch

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Vivienne Benesch

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Vivienne Benesch and Davis McCallum

Photo Coverage: Go Inside the SDCF Awards for Directing and Choreography!
Neil Pepe

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Neil Pepe

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Mark Brokaw

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Mark Brokaw

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Susan Stroman and Bartlett Sher

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Susan Stroman and Ed Sylvanus Iskandar

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Susan Stroman, Ed Sylvanus Iskandar and Dan Amboyber

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Lee Sunday Evans and Ed Sylvanus Iskander

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Rachel Rockwell

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Vivienne Benesch

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The Awards at the SDC Foundation Awards

Photo Coverage: Go Inside the SDCF Awards for Directing and Choreography!
The SDC Foundation Awards on October 30, 2017 at The Green Room 42 in New York City.

Photo Coverage: Go Inside the SDCF Awards for Directing and Choreography!
David Yazbek

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David Yazbek

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David Yazbek

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Alan Schmuckler

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Alan Schmuckler

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Ed Sylvanus Iskander and Susan Stroman

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Ed Sylvanus Iskander and Susan Stroman

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Sheldon Epps

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Ed Sylvanus Iskandar

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Ed Sylvanus Iskandar

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David Roberts

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Pamela Berlin

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Pamela Berlin

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Susan Stroman

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David Yazbek

Photo Coverage: Go Inside the SDCF Awards for Directing and Choreography!
David Yazbek

Photo Coverage: Go Inside the SDCF Awards for Directing and Choreography!
David Yazbek

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Michael Halberstram

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David Cromer

Photo Coverage: Go Inside the SDCF Awards for Directing and Choreography!
David Cromer

Photo Coverage: Go Inside the SDCF Awards for Directing and Choreography!
Marcia Milgrom Dodge

Photo Coverage: Go Inside the SDCF Awards for Directing and Choreography!
Marcia Milgrom Dodge

Photo Coverage: Go Inside the SDCF Awards for Directing and Choreography!
Emily Walton

Photo Coverage: Go Inside the SDCF Awards for Directing and Choreography!
Emily Walton

Photo Coverage: Go Inside the SDCF Awards for Directing and Choreography!
Emily Walton

Photo Coverage: Go Inside the SDCF Awards for Directing and Choreography!
Rachel Rockwell

Photo Coverage: Go Inside the SDCF Awards for Directing and Choreography!
Rachel Rockwell

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Warner Shook

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Laura Penn

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Laura Penn

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Wendy C. Goldberg

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Wendy C. Goldberg

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Davis McCallum

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Davis McCallum

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Vivienne Benesch

Photo Coverage: Go Inside the SDCF Awards for Directing and Choreography!
Vivienne Benesch

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Susan Stroman and Ed Sylvanus Iskandar

Photo Coverage: Go Inside the SDCF Awards for Directing and Choreography!
Susan Stroman and Ed Sylvanus Iskandar


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