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Thomas Kail and Rachel Chavkin

SDCF Podcast Series

Release Date: 11/19/2015

SDCF Awards 2021 show art SDCF Awards 2021

SDCF Podcast Series

SDCF announced the honorees of this year’s Joe A. Callaway Awards, Gordon Davidson Award, and The Zelda Fichandler Award. The Awards were presented virtually on Monday, February 8, 2021 at 8pm ET.

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One-on-One Conversation with Sheldon Epps and Seret Scott show art One-on-One Conversation with Sheldon Epps and Seret Scott

SDCF Podcast Series

On Thursday, October 8th, 2020 SDCF Trustee Sheldon Epps continued his conversation on artistic leadership with Gordon Davidson Award recipient Seret Scott. Scott and Epps discussed her wide-ranging and inspiring achievements and her work with the Free Southern Theatre in the 1960s, her performances as an actress on Broadway and beyond, and her remarkable career as a freelance director across the country.

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SDCF's Second Virtual Roundtable Conversation  show art SDCF's Second Virtual Roundtable Conversation

SDCF Podcast Series

On August 25th, 2020 SDCF Trustee and Artistic Director Emeritus of Pasadena Playhouse Sheldon Epps moderated a second roundtable conversation with regional Artistic Directors new to their roles about facing the specific challenges of the moment. He was joined by Melia Bensussen (Hartford Stage), Tim Bond (TheatreWorks Silicon Valley), David Ivers (South Coast Repertory), Rob Melrose (Alley Theatre) and Sarah Rasmussen (McCarter Theatre Center).

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A conversation with financial behaviorist, Jacquette Timmons show art A conversation with financial behaviorist, Jacquette Timmons

SDCF Podcast Series

On July 22, 2020 SDCF held a webinar with financial behaviorist, Jacquette Timmons. Jacquette spoke with us about financial planning during long-term unemployment and shared her unique blend of strategic budgeting advice coupled with candid talk about the ways our emotions play out in our financial lives.

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SDCF Podcast Series

On July 9th, 2020 SDCF hosted a virtual roundtable conversation, moderated by Sheldon Epps, SDCF Trustee and Artistic Director Emeritus of Pasadena Playhouse. He led a conversation about the challenges and opportunities of leading a non-ethnic specific organization as a leader of color. Sheldon was joined by Artistic Directors Robert Barry Fleming (Actors Theatre of Louisville), Nataki Garrett (Oregon Shakespeare Festival), Jacob Padrón (Long Wharf Theatre), Hana Sharif (Repertory Theatre of St. Louis), and Stephanie Ybarra (Baltimore Center Stage).

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SDCF Podcast Series: The Founder's Series with Anne Kauffman, Jonathan McCrory and Sade Lythcott show art SDCF Podcast Series: The Founder's Series with Anne Kauffman, Jonathan McCrory and Sade Lythcott

SDCF Podcast Series

In this episode, Anne speaks with Jonathan McCrory, Artistic Director and Sade Lythcott, CEO of the @National Black Theatre. They discuss Dr. Barbara Ann Teer’s revolutionary vision and the founding of Harlem’s National Black Theatre; how Jonathan joined the National Black Theatre team and how together, Sade and Jonathan have reimagined the theatre’s mission, audience and visibility in the 21st century.

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SDCF Podcast Series: The Founder's Series with Anne Kauffman and Emily Mann show art SDCF Podcast Series: The Founder's Series with Anne Kauffman and Emily Mann

SDCF Podcast Series

The Founder's Series was created by Anne Kauffman, Artistic Director of Encores! Off Center at New York City Center, as part of SDCF’s Podcast Series. In this series, Anne interviews artistic directors and founders who have had a lasting impact on the nonprofit theater community around the country. In this episode Anne talks with Emily Mann, Artistic Director of the McCarter Theatre Center, about her career journey as a female director, the adversity she’s faced, and how she has navigated these situations, including the current COVID-19 crisis, with strength.

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SDCF Podcast Series: Careers in the Classics with Ethan McSweeny + Geoffrey Kent show art SDCF Podcast Series: Careers in the Classics with Ethan McSweeny + Geoffrey Kent

SDCF Podcast Series

American Shakespeare Center's Artistic Director, Ethan McSweeny sat down with Geoffrey Kent in a new episode of SDCF Podcast Series: Careers in the Classics.

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SDCF Podcast Series: Regional Originals with M. Graham Smith and Evren Odcikin show art SDCF Podcast Series: Regional Originals with M. Graham Smith and Evren Odcikin

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Evren Odcikin, Founder of Maia Directors, sits with M. Graham Smith to discuss career and craft of working in regional theaters.

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SDCF Podcast Series: Careers in the Classics with Ethan McSweeny + Eric Tucker show art SDCF Podcast Series: Careers in the Classics with Ethan McSweeny + Eric Tucker

SDCF Podcast Series

American Shakespeare Center's artistic director, Ethan McSweeny sat with Eric Tucker in the new SDCF Podcast Series, Careers in the Classics.

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In the summer of 2015, Director Thomas Kail sat down with Director Rachel Chavkin in a one-on-one conversation about Chavkin’s career and trajectory as a director. Throughout the discussion, Kail and Chavkin discuss a series of questions ranging from ‘how can directors balance running a company with a freelance lifestyle?’ to ‘How do you know when a piece is good?’ and ‘Should directors read reviews?’ In addition to discussing these questions, Chavkin discusses what shaped her career as a director and offers insight into the process of directing Three Pianos and Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812. Listen in on this intriguing conversation between two exciting artists!