Texas Nonprofit Theatres Accepting Applications for Marilyn Pool Allen Directing Scholarship

Texas Nonprofit Theatres Accepting Applications for Marilyn Pool Allen Directing Scholarship

Texas Nonprofit Theatres, Inc. (TNT) announces - applications are now being taken for the Marilyn Pool Allen Directing Scholarship.

The scholarship, named for TNT founding member - Marilyn Pool Allen - was established to develop and support excellence in community theatre through advanced directing study. Mrs. Allen has made a generous contribution to TNT to establish the funding source for this scholarship since her passion now lies in the development of directing expertise.

This scholarship is available to anyone associated with a TNT member theatre or university, with an undergraduate degree in any discipline and is an individual member of TNT. The applicant should select a program for advancing training in the discipline of theatrical direction.

The scholarship must be used to cover the cost of a program, workshop, conference or training in the discipline of theatrical direction - including tuition, expenses and fees. The program must be at a TNT member theatre, university or sanctioned by TNT including but not limited to IATA, USITT, AACT & TYA.

The application deadline is February 15, 2018. Visit www.texastheatres.org for application instructions.

- Scholarship Application
- Letter(s) of reference / support from sponsoring TNT member theatre or university
- Letter of Intent with details on the program, course, conference or event to be attended
- No more than one-page essay on "How will this training further the applicants journey as a director?"

Marilyn Pool Allen has been active in community theatre for many years. One of the founding members of Texas Nonprofit Theatres and a Past President of the organization, Marilyn is an accomplished director and actress, as well as a valued arts leader. She attended West Texas A & M University and received her MFA from Stanford University. She studied acting under B. Iden Payne and directing under Dr. Frances Hodge. Before moving to Midland, Texas, where she currently resides, Marilyn was the Managing Director of Amarillo Little Theatre in the Texas panhandle and worked with the Horseshoe Players. She was on the board of the American Theatre Association (ATA) and later served on the board of the American Association of Community Theatre as the Region VI Representative and as Vice President of Long- Range Planning. She served on the board of Midland Community Theatre (MCT) for six years and served as Chair for the 2005 AACTFest at MCT. She has acted and directed at the Permian Playhouse, the Globe of the Great Southwest in Odessa as well as at MCT.

TNT is recognized under IRS section 501(c)(3) as a non-profit organization and does offer donor / sponsorship opportunities. Sponsorship inquiries should be sent to dennis@texastheatres.org.

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