SDC is the Union that negotiates strategically and effectively to protect and guarantee the professional status of stage Directors and Choreographers while promoting the understanding of and respect for these complex professions.
There are two levels of Membership in SDC–Full Membership and Associate Membership. Full Members enjoy all the protections of contract filing wherever they are directing or choreographing; may participate in the negotiation of collectively bargained agreements; can qualify for health and pension coverage; engage in the National conversation about the craft of directing and choreography through the SDC Journal; stay up-to-the-minute on Union business through the SDC monthly E-News and receive the benefit of national discounts and offers on goods and services. Associate Members benefit from their association with SDC as a declaration of their professional standing within the theatrical community. While Associate Members may not file SDC contracts when working as directors or choreographers, Associates may contact the SDC Contract Affairs staff with questions about employment they may have. Associate Members also receive most of the non-contract related benefits that Full Members enjoy.