Alan Schneider Director Award

Guidelines & Applications

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

  • Nominees will be asked to submit application materials and two letters of recommendation.
  • The application process will require that the nominee have two letters of recommendation submitted on their behalf. The letter must address why the nominee is a strong candidate for the Alan Schneider Director Award. Recommenders MUST submit their letters directly to TCG by emailing a PDF file to artisticprograms@tcg.org. Recommendations must be submitted by the recommender, not the nominee.
  • 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 nomination process for the 2018 Award is closed. TCG will send out a new call for nominations in the Fall of 2019.

If you have any questions about the application process for the Alan Schneider Director Award, please contact artisticprograms@tcg.org.

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