Amanda Dehnert, the 27-year-old associate artistic director of the Trinity Repertory Company in Providence, Rhode Island is the recipient of the 2000-2001 Sir John Gielgud Fellowship.
Created by the Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDCF) in 1997 with a major gift from Sir John Gielgud, the program is designed to offer early-career directors the chance to study with master directors of classical plays.
The Gielgud Fellow is awarded after a competitive application/ interview process. An advisory committee, made up of well-known directors and theatre professionals, reviews all the applicants and the winner is selected by the season's mentor director, a leading contemporary director under whose tutelage the Fellow will study. This year's mentor director is Sir Peter Hall.
Amanda Dehnert will assist Sir Peter Hall in all aspects of his production of "Romeo and Juliet" at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles this winter. In addition, she will receive a $5,000 stipend.
A deadline for submitting an application for next year's fellowship has not been announced. To get on SDCF's mailing list or for more information, write to The Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation, 1501 Broadway, Suite 1701, New York, NY 10036, or call (212) 302-5359.