Nomination & Application

Please Note: The information on this page refers to the 2020 Alan Schneider Director Award, which is no longer accepting nominations and/or applications. At this time, the next available award has not been announced. To receive updates on future application cycles, please subscribe to TCG Grant Updates.

Please find guidelines on the nomination and application process for the Alan Schneider Director Award below. Refer to the Timeline page for deadlines and required meetings.


Nominations are welcome from any professional in the arts (or related fields) who has a working knowledge of a theatre director's role and responsibilities. Please consider the nominee eligibility and selection criteria (read here) before selecting a candidate. Nominators are limited to submitting one nomination.

To nominate a director, please fill out the Online Nomination Form by December 10, 2019 at 12:00 PM Eastern Time: CLICK HERE to access the Online Nomination Form


Only nominated candidates may apply for the Alan Schneider Director Award. Please find the steps in the application process below. If you have any questions, including accessibility needs, please contact Joshua Smalley, artistic & international programs associate, at

Step 1: A director is nominated through the Online Nomination Form.

Step 2: Eligible nominees will be contacted by TCG after the nomination deadline (December 10, 2019) and asked to indicate their intent to apply by email. Interested nominees will be invited to submit materials through an online application.

Step 3: Nominees interested in applying must ask two theatre professionals other than their nominators to provide recommendation letters (one to two pages each). The recommender must submit their letter via email to Joshua Smalley, TCG artistic and international programs associate, at Two recommendation letters are required to apply for the award and must be received by January 31, 2020 at 12:00 PM Eastern Time.

Step 4: Nominees interested in applying must submit application materials by January 31, 2020 at 12:00 PM Eastern Time.

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