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SDCF Names Dani Barlow Foundation Director

Barlow has been serving as the SDCF’s interim director since November.

NEW YORK CITY: Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDCF) has announced that Dani Barlow has joined its leadership team as foundation director. Barlow had been serving as the interim foundation director since November 2020.

“Dani Barlow is a dynamic theatre administrator who will bring passion, agility, and skill to the foundation,” said Mark Brokaw, president of the SDCF board of trustees, in a statement. “She has a far-reaching vision for how SDCF can continue to develop meaningful programs and opportunities for artists at all stages of their careers, while remaining highly flexible and responsive to the rapidly changing environment of the industry.”

Dani Barlow.

Barlow will oversee the organization’s programs, mentoring opportunities, conversations, and awards that go toward supporting established and emerging stage directors and choreographers. Prior to her time at SDCF, Barlow served as the interim associate producer at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company. Barlow’s history also includes being a part of the Yale School of Drama theatre management program, where she held the positions of associate director of development and alumni affairs for Yale Repertory Theatre and Yale School of Drama, company member for Yale Rep, and Yale management fellow at Steppenwolf Theatre Company. She has her MFA in theatre management from Yale and a B.A. in theatre and business administration from Muhlenberg College.

“I am thrilled to be joining SDCF as its next director,” said Barlow in a statement. “It’s an honor to lead the foundation’s exciting work and I look forward to creating opportunities that allow for the development and growth for artists in the industry while celebrating their important contributions to the field. I am grateful to be doing this work alongside Mark, the SDCF board of trustees, SDC executive director Laura Penn, and the SDC staff.”

Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation, founded in 1965, celebrates, develops, and supports professional stage directors and choreographers throughout their careers.

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