SDC and Off-Broadway League Reach New 5-Year Agreement

Jacob Coakley

The new five-year agreement between the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society and the Off-Broadway League covers commercial Off-Broadway producers as well as the not-for-profit theatres that are members of the Off-Broadway League and includes provisions for compensation increases over the life of the agreement, recognition of developmental activity (readings, workshops, etc.), and more.

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Jim Tetlow Receives Alumni Achievement Award from Carnegie Mellon Alumni Association

Jacob Coakley

The Carnegie Mellon University Alumni Association honored W. James Tetlow (College of Fine Arts ’77), an Emmy Award winning lighting designer, with the Alumni Achievement Award, which recognizes expertise and leadership in their field while also representing important creative effort or accomplishment with societal or educational value.

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Goodman Theatre Names 2014-2015 Playwrights Unit Members

Jacob Coakley

The Goodman Theatre named Scott T. Barsotti, Mia Mccullough, Bonnie Metzgar and Carlos Murillo to their 2014-2015 Playwrights Unit. As members, the Chicago-based writers will meet twice per month with members of the Goodman’s artistic team to discuss their plays-in-progress and provide feedback for one another. The program culminates in summer 2015 with staged readings of their completed works at the Goodman.

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Center Theatre Group Announces 2015 Richard E. Sherwood Award Finalists

Jacob Coakley

Center Theatre Group has named the three finalists for the 2015 Richard E. Sherwood Award, which is designed to “nurture innovative, adventurous theatre artists of promise” with a $10,000 cash grant. The finalists are: Zakiyyah Alexander, a playwright; Sean Cawelti, founding artistic director of Rogue Artists Ensemble, a Los Angeles-based theatre company; and Jenny Foldenauer, a costume designer. The Sherwood Award will be presented at the Ovation Awards ceremony produced by LA Stage Alliance on November 2 at the San Gabriel Mission Playhouse.

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In Memoriam: Marian Seldes

Jacob Coakley

Marian Seldes, a Tony Award winner actor and Broadway icon, died Monday, Oct. 6 after an extended illness. Seldes’ career spanned more than 60 years. She won a Tony for her work in A Delicate Balance and in 2010 she was honored with a Tony Award for lifetime achievement. Her last appearance on Broadway was in 2007 in Terrence McNally’s Deuce. She taught for many years at The Juilliard School and later as an adjunct professor at Fordham University. 

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