» Department Honors & Awards

Each year at the annual Department of Theatre banquet, outstanding work by students is recognized by department awards and honors. Students who are recognized by the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, through the department’s participation in that program, are also honored.

+ - Department of Theatre—2017/18 Awards

HENRY KEMP-BLAIR AWARD
Given to a Graduating Senior for Outstanding Achievement in Theatre
Hannah Zickel

KENNETH TURNER WESTIN AWARD
For Outstanding Theatrical Contribution of the Year
Rin Mizumoto and Margot New

THE BENNING
For Outstanding Performance in Screen Acting
Lara Fox

JOHN STAMOS AWARD
For Outstanding Achievement in Technical Theatre
Sam lager and Ziad Niazi

RON THRONSON AWARD
For Outstanding One-Act Director/Production
Dark Road directed by Victoria Bohush

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE IN A ONE-ACT PLAY
Selected by department ballot
Zoe Wilber as Greta in Dark Road
Lara Fox as Hazel in A Payment Unkind

THE HENRYS
For Outstanding Performance in a Theatrical Production
Parker Apple as Emcee in Cabaret
Lily Florczak as Sally Bowles in Cabaret
Sarah Richards as Fraulein Schneider in Cabaret
Sarah Pierce as Fraulein Kost in Cabaret
McKenna Ryan as Antioinette "Toni" Lafayette in Appropriate
Talia Goodman as Desdemona in Desdemona: A Play About a Handkerchief
Sarah Pierce as Iago in Othello
Rachel Gallagher as Announcer/Judge in The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui

OUTSTANDING FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR IN THEATRE
Nathan Reynoso

SPECIAL RECOGNITION AWARD
Jackie Palacios

T a D—THEATRE AWARD FOR QUIET EXCELLENCE
Maxi Lankalingham and Danraj Rajasansi

DEPARTMENTAL HONORS AND CERTIFICATES
In recognition of Academic Excellence, Professional Demeanor, and Outstanding Contributions in Theatre
(Major GPA of 3.75 or higher, and overall GPA of 3.5 or higher)
Charlotte Anderson
Maggie Dorfman
Talia Goodman
Jessica Johnson
Samantha Lager
Taylor Preminger
McKenna Ryan
Jordan Schneider
Addison Turner
Hannah Zickel

+ - Department of Theatre—2015/16 Awards

Henry Kemp-Blair Award
Given to a Graduating Senior for Outstanding Achievement in Theatre
Lena Romano

Kenneth Weston Turner Award
For Outstanding Theatrical Contribution of the Year
Margot New

The Benning
For Outstanding Performance in Screen Acting
James Neal

John Stamos Award
For Outstanding Achievement in Technical Theatre
Ziad Niazi & Ian Jame

The Henrys
For Outstanding Performance in Theatre

As C.B.’s Sister in Dog Sees God—McKenna Ryan

As Esther in Intimate Apparel—Chelsea Davis

As Mrs. Walker in The Who’s TommySarah Pierce

As Mage Owens in PicnicHannah Zickel

As Flo Owens in PicnicZoe Nichols

As Rosemary Sydney in Picnic—Lara Fox


Outstanding Freshman of the Year in Theatre
Jazmin Pollinger

T a D
Theatre Award for Quiet Excellence
Adron Druell

Departmental Honors Certificates
In recognition of Academic Excellence, Professional Demeanor, and Outstanding Contributions in Theatre
(Major GPA of 3.75 or higher, and overall GPA of 3.5 or higher)

  • Bell, Trista— BFA Theatre Performance
  • Davis, Chelsea—BFA Screen Acting
  • Flack, David—BFA Theatre Performance
  • Fleming-Hauser, Jonathan—BFA Theatre Performance
  • Furman, Monica—BFA Theatre Performance
  • Howard, Jeremy—BFA Theatre Performance
  • Manhard, Matthew—BFA Screen Acting
  • Mitchell, Delayne—BFA Screen Acting
  • Nichols, Zoe—BFA Theatre Performance
  • Rodgers, Garron—B.A. Theatre Technology
  • Romano, Lena—B.A. Theatre (Studies)
  • Thompson, Nicole—BFA Theatre Performance
  • Williams, Danielle—B.A. Theatre (Technology)

+ - Department of Theatre—2014/15 Awards

Henry Kemp-Blair Award
Given to a Graduating Senior for Outstanding Achievement in Theatre
Sarah Stavich

Kenneth Weston Turner Award
Given for Outstanding Theatrical Contribution of the Year
Isabelle Grimm

John Stamos Award
Given for Outstanding Achievement in Technical Theatre
Adam Breunig

Ron Thronson Award for Outstanding Student Directed One-Act
"A State of Innocence" directed by Bettina Mueller-Tuescher

The Henry's   
Outstanding Performances in Theatre
Jordan Goodsell as Ko-Ko in "Hot Mikado"
Nicole Coffaro as Yum-Yum in "Hot Mikado"
Andrew Moorhead as Polonius in "Hamlet"
Morgan Lauff as Hamlet in "Hamlet"
Emily Jacobson as Guildenstern in "Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead"
Isabelle Grimm as Rosencrantz in "Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead"
Adam Sherman as The Player in "Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead"

Outstanding Performance in a One-Act
Leean Gill as Um Hisham in "A State of Innocence"
Lucas Gust as Yuval in "A State of Innocence"

Outstanding Freshman of the Year in Theatre
Margot New

T a D: Theatre Award for Quiet Excellence
Hotaru Morita

Departmental Honors Certificates
In recognition of Academic Excellence, Professional Demeanor, and Outstanding Contributions in Theatre
Nicole Coffaro, Figueroa Gabriel, Leean Gill, Jordan Goodsell, Isabelle Grimm, Cristian Guerrero, Emily Jacobson, Morgan Lauff, Jessica Mason, Andrew Moorhead, Bettina Mueller-Tuescher, Francesca Muscolo-Arlt, Megan Parish, Adam Sherman, Sarah Stavich, Audrey Thayer, Jake Thompson, Jenna Tovey, Donathan Walters, & Laura Zenoni

+ - Department of Theatre—2013/14 Awards

Henry Kemp-Blair Award
Given to a Graduating Senior for Outstanding Achievement in Theatre
Cindy Nguyen

Kenneth Weston Turner Award
Given for Outstanding Theatrical Contribution of the Year
Megan Parish

John Stamos Award
Given for Outstanding Achievement in Technical Theatre
Kesia Ross

The Henry’s
Harrison Givens as Gary Essendine in "Present Laughter"
Ryan Stathos as Roland Maule in "Present Laughter"
Cindy Nguyen as Princess Rokujo in "A Night of Noh Theatre"
Jessica Mason as Tono’s 2nd Wife in "A Night of Noh Theatre"
Adam Sherman as Jones, Barber, Bailiff in "Machinal"
Nikki Thompson as Young Woman 9, Nurse in "Machinal"
Donathan Walters as Man 1, Bellboy in "Machinal"

Outstanding Performance in a One-Act
Ryan Stathos as Cal in "Andre’s Mother"
Sam Forrest as Tom in "The Wibbly Wobbly Dance That Cleopatterer Did"

Outstanding Freshman of the Year in Theatre
Monica Furman

T a D: Theatre Award for Quiet Excellence
Sarah Stavich

Departmental Honors Certificates
In recognition of Academic Excellence, Professional Demeanor, and Outstanding Contributions in Theatre
Caroline Boyd, LeeAnn Dowd, Samuel Forrest, Ashlei Foushee, Jason Goussak, Gabriela Hankins, Heston Horwin, Madison Lanesey, Stephanie Nelson, Cindy Nguyen, Marie Oldenbourg, Katelin Phillips, Kesia Ross, & Ryan Stathos

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