Student Directors we invite you to apply to the SDC National Student Director Fellowship. The SDC Fellowship is an opportunity for students who have demonstrated success in directing to gain professional experience, and explore the craft of directing with professional directors, educators, and peers. At the regional festival you will present a scene you have rehearsed prior to Festival and get feedback from two Directing Respondents. You will also do a one on one interview with the respondents. Those directors who are selected to go on to the final round will have their scenes performed and one will be selected to go to the KCACTF National Festival as an SDC Fellow.


To be eligible students must:

  • Attend a school which has entered at least one production in the regional festival at either the associate or participating level;
  • Be a bona fide student at the time of the regional festival;
  • Be a registered festival participant;
  • Be nominated by a faculty member at their school;
  • Submit a completed application packet by the deadline of December 1st.

Application Packet:

Materials must be received no later than December 1st

Please submit the following to

Dewey Scott-Wiley (

  • A Directing Resume
  • A letter of support from a faculty member that also confirms your current enrollment in a participating college or University.
  • A statement of intent. (1 page) Address the reasons you are interested in the SDC Fellowship Program, what you hope to achieve through your involvement and how it will contribute to your growth as a director. Include a statement confirming your selected scene from the list of nationally selected scenes and why you choose this scene. National SDC Scenes 2018

Directing Scene Selections

SDC List of Scenes for 2018 / Festival 50

  1. Milk Like Sugar by Kristen Greenidge, published by Samuel French, Inc., 2012. Begin on   p. 26 (A bank of lockers) To on p. 33 “Keera: I have a more excellent way.” 3 women.
  2. Stupid Fucking Bird by Aaron Posner published by Dramatists Play Service. Sc. 25-26 “Feelings” & “Not, Not” p. 65-70 2 Women 4 Men.
  3. Groundwork of the Metaphysic of Morals by Young Jean Lee, in Three Plays: A One Act Collection, published by Samuel French, Inc. 2006. P. 24-29. 2 men, 2 women.
  4. 140 (In Love’s Fire: Seven New Plays Inspired by Seven Shakespearean Sonnets published by William Morrow & Co., 1998)by Marsha Norman p. 33-43 (entire play) 5men 4 women.
  5. Disgraced by Ayad Akhtar. Back Bay Books. P.45 – Begin with “Emily: I did a portrait of Amir a few months ago…” to p. 55 “Isaac – Bon appetite.”
  6. Desdemona: A Play About a Handkerchief by Paula Vogel Dramatist Play Service Scene 21: starting with “Doesn’t—doesn’t it hurt?” TO End of scene 23: “he…he said…he said he was on guard duty.”   3 women.
  7.  A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen, Project Gutenberg free e-book
    Begin: “Nora [hanging back in the doorway, and struggling with him]. No, no, no!–don’t take me in. I want to go upstairs again; I don’t want to leave so early.”End: “Helmer. What’s that? You’re joking, my little Nora! You won’t–you won’t? Am I not your husband–?” 1 man. 2 women.
  8. Angels in America: The Millennium Approaches by Tony Kushner. TCG New York, 1992 Sc. 9, p. 82-87; 3 men, 1 woman.
  9. Ruined by Lynn Notttage, Dramatists Play Service p. 5-13 “Ah, cold.” to “I won’t uncle.” 1 man 3 women.
  10. A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennesee Williams; Signet printing, October 1951 sc. 5, p. 76-81; Begins “Blanche: I must jot that down in my notebook…”; ends “Blanche: …I can leave here and not be anyone’s problem.” 2 women, 1 man.