New National Directing Opportunity!

Young directors!  Here’s another opportunity to show your stuff.

The National Director’s Fellowship is not associated with KCACTF, but it sounds like a great new program.  More info below:

NDF is 18 months of practical, hands-on training, mentorship, and – most importantly – concludes with a professional directing opportunity. It connects directors to a vast network of playwrights and theaters, expands access to professional support services, and provides laboratory-like settings for observation and experimentation, equipping tomorrow’s stage directors with the skills, knowledge, and network to advance new play development and production around the country.


Under the leadership of National Playwrights Conference Artistic Director Wendy C. Goldberg, Fellows begin in July of each year, observing and participating in the National Playwrights Conference at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center. Fellows then move to the Kennedy Center for the MFA Playwrights’ Workshop and Directing Intensive, led by NNPN and the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival. In January, they reconvene for an intense two-week Directing Symposium at the O’Neill. The fellowship concludes with a professional directing opportunity at an NNPN Core Member theater.


The ideal candidate is early career director, aspiring toward a mainstage directing debut, and demonstrating a heightened interest in new work. Please confirm the nominee’s interest and submit a brief note of introduction, along with their contact info, to by December 31, 2014.

Nominees will be invited to apply January 12-16, 2015. While we ask that you nominate *only* one director each year, applications are accepted without nominations during the January dates.

For additional information, application requirements and deadlines:
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