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SDC Welcomes Marsha Mason as 2,000th Active Full Member

SDC Welcomes Marsha Mason as 2,000th Active Full Member

In May, Marsha Mason became the 2,000th active Full Member of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC), a national labor union representing stage directors and choreographers working throughout the United States.

"As Secretary of SDC, I'm thrilled to welcome Marsha into the ranks of our Membership," said Oz Scott. "We have been watching our Full and Associate Membership numbers steadily climb over the past few years and we were anxious to see who would be the 2,000th Full Member. To our surprise, Marsha Mason, who has such a great history in our industry, was the one. What a delight to bestow this honor on Marsha."

Ms. Mason recently directed Chapter Two, currently playing at Bucks County Playhouse, which led her to join SDC.

"I am thrilled to be a part of SDC and look forward to supporting the Society in any way I can," said Mason. "I feel that I am a grown up director now!"

Ms. Mason has had a distinguished career in both theatre and film. Her theatre credits include Cyrano de Bergerac, You Can't Take It With You, A Doll's House, The Crucible, and The Merchant of Venice in regional theatre. In New York she appeared in Norman Mailer's The Deer Park, Israel Horovitz's The Indian Wants the Bronx, Neil Simon's The Good Doctor, and Richard III. She also directed Juno's Swans for the Second Stage. In 1996 she starred in Night of the Iguana and the following year in Michael Cristofer's Amazing Grace. In 1999 she was reunited with her Goodbye Girl co-star Richard Dreyfuss in Neil Simon's The Prisoner of Second Avenue at the Royal Haymarket Theatre in London. The subsequent recording was nominated for a Grammy in the best comedy category. In 2004 she appeared in Charles Mee's Wintertime at the McCarter Theatre and the Second Stage in New York. In 2005 she co-starred with Delta Burke, Christine Ebersole, Frances Sternhagen, Rebecca Gayheart, and Lily Rabe in Steel Magnolias on Broadway. Ms. Mason performed in the Greek Tragedy "Hecuba" at the Chicago Shakespeare Theater from April - June, 2006.

SDC is the theatrical union representing more than 2,700 professional stage directors and choreographers throughout the United States. Its mission is to foster a national community of professional stage directors and choreographers by protecting the rights, health, and livelihoods of all its Members.

SDC has jurisdiction over the employment of directors and choreographers working in the following areas: Broadway and National tours, Off-Broadway, ANTC (Association of Non-Profit Theatre Companies, New York City), Resident Theatre (League of Resident Theatres - LORT), Resident summer stock companies (Council of Resident Stock Theatres - CORST/TSS), Dinner Theatre (Dinner Theatre Agreement- DTA), Regional Musical Theatre (RMT), and Outdoor musical stock (OMS).

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