For the third year in a row, the Kurt Weill Foundation has partnered with the Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation to sponsor the Kurt Weill Fellowship under the SDCF's Observership program. Established in 2013 by the Kurt Weill Foundation for Music and SDC Foundation, the Kurt Weill Fellowship helps nurture early-career directors and choreographers by acquainting them with the stage work of Kurt Weill or Marc Blitzstein under the guidance of a master director or choreographer. The Fellowship provides the opportunity to assist or observe a master director or choreographer at work on a production, selected by the Kurt Weill Foundation, of a theatrical work composed by Weill or Blitzstein, including musical theater, opera, operetta, and dance works.
Two SDCF Fellows have been named as observers for the upcoming production of Lost in the Stars at Washington National Opera: Jenny Bennett and Alison Moritz. Ms. Bennett and Ms. Moritz will have the opportunity to observe director Tazewell Thompson throughout the rehearsal process, and thereby expand their artistry, enrich leadership and collaboration skills, and further their knowledge of mounting a musical production. The fellowship carries with it a stipend of $2,500 for each observer.
Lost in the Stars runs at Washington National Opera 12-20 February 2016.
Alison Moritz's award-winning production concept for Marc Blitzstein's The Cradle Will Rock
Jenny Bennett's bio
Originally posted: 13 January 2016