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

Click this link for the SDC List of Scenes for 2019 / Festival 51

1.     Breath, Boom by Kia Corthron  Dramatist’s play service, Inc.
Scenes 5 & 6, p. 20-26.  Beginning with Shondra: “What makes me mad?”; ending with Prix’s line “Jump.”
3 women

2.     Yellow Face by David Henry Hwang. TCG Group, Inc.
p. 66-70.  Beginning with DHH: “Marcus, do you remember the Chinese concept of ‘face’?’ to  end of play.
2 men, 1 woman + others who play multiple roles.

3.     The Drunken City by Adam Bock.  Samuel French.
P. 37-41.  Beginning with Marnie: “Let’s get out of here….” To Melissa: “Ok ok. OK!”
3 men,3 women

4.     The Moors by Jen Silverman.  In American Theatre vol. 34 No. 6 July/August 2017.
P. 56-58. Beginning with Emilie: “There you are!” to Agatha:  “You shall enjoy it all immensely.”
3 women

5.     The Baltimore Waltz by Paula Vogel.  Dramatist’s Play Service,
p. 42-47.  Beginning with Scene 25 Carl: “And as she lay in the bed, sleepless, it swept over her…” to end of scene 28 Harry Lime: “Dance with me my beloved, my sweet.”

6.     Loose Knit by Teresa Rebeck.
P. 45-50.  Start with Liz: “Wow, Gina, this is – you been knitting a lot lately, huh?” to  Gina:  “I thought I did.  I don’t know, I forgot.”
5 women

7.     Vinegar Tom by Caryl Churchill.  In Churchill: Plays One, Routledge,
p. 145-151.  Beginning  with  Susan: “Don’t always talk of men.” to end of song “Give me back my body.  I can see myself.” 4 women, 2 men

8.     Polaroid Stories by Naomi Iizuka.
p. 57-61.  Beginning with Persephone:  “Man, shut up” to Persephone:  “…tell me all about that shit, I’m all ears.”
2 men, 1 woman.

9.     The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde.
p. 62 – 66 Beginning with Merriman: “Shall I lay the tea here as usual, Miss?”  to Gwendolyn: “You will call me sister, will you not?”
2 women, 3 men.

10.     Cat on a Hot Tin Roof by Tennesee Williams. New Directions Paperback.
P. 32-38.  Beginning with Brick: “Give me my crutch.” To Mae: “Intermission is over!”
2 women, 1 man.

11.     Grown-Ass Louis by Bruce Walsh.  Pdf.
Whole play.
4 men, 1 woman.
Contact Gregg Henry  for a copy of this play.