In each issue of SDC Journal, SDC’s Executive Director Laura Penn speaks to the publication’s themes and messages, musing on the intersection between the industry, the work of our Members, and the crafts of stage direction and choreography.

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Spring 2015

SDC has been at 1501 Broadway for 40+ years. Can you imagine what’s in the back room filing cabi ...

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Winter 2015

“Have the courage to follow your most idiosyncratic instinct. Find that most radical, insurmount ...

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Fall 2014

In August of 1986, I said goodbye to my friends and colleagues at Arena Stage and set course for ...

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Summer 2014

‘Tis the season. Let the summer rituals begin. For many theatres and theatre artists the season ...

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Spring 2014

Moss Hart was one of the founders of SDC. As someone who overcame a childhood of abject poverty ...

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Fall 2013

On April 17, 1959, Hanya Holm sat with Shepard Traube and Agnes de Mille to witness the signing ...

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Summer 2013

Nelson Mandela once said, “It always seems impossible until it’s done.” It seems impossible to i ...

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Spring 2013

Most of us want the work we do to make a difference, to contribute somehow to those we connect w ...

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Winter 2013

When I was in junior high school, my mom put me on a one-hour Greyhound bus ride to San Francisc ...

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Fall 2012

For this second edition of the SDC Journal we feature a moment with Agnes de Mille on our final ...

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Summer 2012

When I first arrived at SDC in the spring of 2008, it was on the eve of the Union’s historic 50t ...