The award, established by theatrical producer Barbara Whitman in 2021, comes with a $10,000 prize for an early-career female, trans, or non-binary director.
The award recognized the stage and screen choreographer for his ‘rising star’ moment.
The award, which includes an unrestricted $5,000, will be presented at a virtual ceremony on Jan. 24.
Director, playwright, and screenwriter Emily Mann is honored for her lifetime achievement and distinguished service to the national nonprofit theatre.
Cage will work with Cornerstone Theater Company’s Michael John Garcés, while Carter will be with Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s Nataki Garrett.
The award, which includes a $10,000 prize, was established to recognize a female, trans, or nonbinary early-career director who has demonstrated a unique vision in their work.
Barlow has been serving as the SDCF’s interim director since November.
The award from the Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation includes a $5,000 prize.
The residency will pair a BIPOC director or choreographer with an artistic director looking to make significant changes at their theatre.
Adam M. Kassim, Kholoud Sawaf, Blayze Teicher, and Sharifa Yasmin are this year’s virtual fellows.