Alan Schneider Director Award

Online Nomination Form

Eligibility Requirements

The purpose of the award is to identify exceptional mid-career freelance directors whose talent has been demonstrated through work in specific regions, but who may not be well known nationally. Nominees must be freelance mid-career theatre directors with a commitment to work in the not-for profit professional theatre. Nominees must be able to illustrate a history of continual freelance work as a director. For artists who hold full-time positions within artistic organizations, nominees must be able to show their commitment to freelance directing.

Selection Process

  • Artistic and managing leaders of TCG member theatres nominate individuals for this award.
  • Nominees will be asked to submit application materials and two letters of recommendation.
  • The application from the nominee, the letters of recommendation and the original nomination form will be forwarded to a preliminary selection panel. The panel will select finalists to be interviewed in New York.
  • Panelists will consider each applicant’s talent, professional experience and potential for future excellence.

Online Nomination Form

The 2016 nomination process is now closed.

If you have any questions about the application process for the Alan Schneider Director Award, please contact JP Smith at or (212) 609-5900 extension 269.