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

  • 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 by Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at 5:00 PM Eastern Time. 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 has begun and you can access the online form by CLICKING HERE.

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