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 SDC Membership: 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 crafts of directing and choreography through SDC Journal, stay up-to-date on Union business through the SDC monthly E-News, and receive 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 any employment questions they have. Associate Members also receive most of the non-contract-related benefits that Full Members enjoy.