A student can receive College Honors in the Department of Theater if they are a Theater major with a 3.50 grade point average in departmental courses. In addition the student will have achieved a 3.25 grade point average overall, and received a grade of Pass with Distinction on the senior comprehensive project. See the Honors Program for additional information.
The Theater Department recognizes excellence with two awards given annually:
The Jack Bell Award for Outstanding Creative Achievement is given to the student or students (at any class rank) in recognition of creative work of superior quality.
The Marion Schumacher Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Department of Theater is given to the senior or seniors whose sustained contribution to the Theater Department is of exceptional worth.
The students recognized by these awards are announced at the end of the spring semester and their names are added to placques mounted in the Keck Theater Front Lobby.
The Theater Department Awards Recipients
The Jack Bell Award for Outstanding Creative Achievement
Kai Morfin - acting - Scenes From Metamorphoses and Romeo and Juliet
Autumn Scott - stage management - Trope! (Fear Is a Villain)
production, Pherneterity, February 28 & 29, Oxy Arts.
Zoë Speer - scenic design for Jacklyn Backhaus' Men On Boats, directed by Deena Selenow,
Richard Via - original solo storytelling performance - Working Class: The Unofficial Gay Agenda
Dyoni Isom - directing community healing project - Ntozake Shange's for colored girls who have considered suicide / when the rainbow is enuf
Elliot Davis - solo performance - Poet in New York
Megan McKiernan - directing - Ruby Rae Spiegel's Dry Land
Marina Bellizzi '16 (Theater Major): Scenic Artist, Measure for Measure
Dylan Bruce '16 (Theater Major): Scenic Design, Dead Man's Cell Phone
Kenyon Meleney '15 (Theater Major): Acting, Dorante in The Liar and Man in Chair in The Drowsy Chaperone
Brian Erickson '16 (Theater Minor): Playwriting, Buyer's Market (New Play Festival 2015)
Lukecus King '14 (Theater Major): Acting and Directing, Othello in Othello, director of Slanguages
Savannah Gilmore '15 (Theater Major): Acting, Clytemnestra in Agamemnon, Emilia in Othello
Gulia Davis '13 (Theater Major): Acting, The Maniac in Accidental Death of an Anarchist
Robert Lundgren '13 (Theater Major): Playwriting, Flush (New Play Festival 2013)
Jacob Mallove '13 (Theater Major): Acting, Mr. Antrobus in The Skin of Our Teeth and Edna Turnblad in Hairspray, the Broadway Musical
Jordan Puryear '12 (Theater Minor): Playwriting, The Will to Divide (New Play Festival 2012)
Giulia Davis '13 (Theater Major): Acting, JB McNamara in Dynamite and Nora in A Doll House
The Marion Schumacher Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Department of Theater
Anisha Banerjee '17
Ada Flavin '17
Nicholas Justice '17
Declan Meagher '16
Adam Roy '16
Savannah Gilmore '15
Reza Vojdani '14
Sarah Gosschalk '13
Stephen Mann '13
Serita Robinson '12
Tristan Waldron '12