» 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
Margo New

THE BENNING
For Outstanding Performance in Screen Acting

Lara Fox

JOHN STAMOS AWARD
For Outstanding Achievement in Technical Theatre

Sam lager
Ziad Niazi

RON THRONSON AWARD
For Outstanding One-Act Director/Production

Victoria Bohush for Dark Road 

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE IN A ONE-ACT PLAY

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
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)

Charlotte Anderson
Maggie Dorfman
Talia Goodman
Jessica Johnson
Samantha Lager
Taylor Preminger
McKenna Ryan
Jordan Schneider
Addison Turner
Hannah Zickel

+ - Department of Theatre—2016/17 Awards

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

Lena Romano

KENNETH TURNER WESTIN 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

Ian James
Ziad Niazi

THE HENRYS
For Outstanding Performance in a Theatrical Production

Chelsea Davis as Esther in Intimate Apparel
Lara Fox as rosemary Sydney in Picnic
Zoe Nichols as Flo Owens in Picnic
Sarah Pierce as Mrs. Walker in The Who's Tommy
McKenna Ryan as C.B.'s sister in Dog Sees God
Hanna Zickel as Mage Owens in Picnic

OUTSTANDING FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR IN THEATRE

Jazmin Pollinger

T a D—THEATRE AWARD FOR QUIET EXCELLENCE

Adron Druell

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)

Trista Bell, BFA Theatre Performance
Chelsea Davis, BFA Screen Acting
David Flack, BFA Theatre Performance
Jonathan Fleming-Hauser, BFA Theatre Performance
Monica Furman, BFA Theatre Performance
Matthew Manhard, BFA Screen Acting
Delayne Mitchell, BFA Screen Acting
Zoe Nichols, BFA Theatre Performance
Garron Rodgers, BA Theatre Technology
Lena Romano, BA Theatre
Nicole Thompson, BFA Theatre Performance
Danielle Williams, BA Theatre Technology

+ - Department of Theatre—2015/16 Awards

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

Hotaru Morita

Kenneth Weston Turner Award
For Outstanding Theatrical Contribution of the Year

Alina Novotny

John Stamos Award
For Outstanding Achievement in Technical Theatre

Margo New

The Henrys
For Outstanding Performance in Theatre

Chase (Jonathan Fleming-) Hauser as Angel in RENT 
Caleb Jenkins as Gratiano in The Merchant of Venice
Jackie Palacios as Lucienne de Histangua in A Flea in Her Ear
Natasha Sill as Lancelot Robbo in The Merchant of Venice
Nikki Thompson as Raymonde Chandebise in A Flea in Her Ear
Gracie Truex as Nerissa in The Merchant of Venice

Outstanding Performance in Screen Acting

Natasha Sill

Outstanding Freshman of the Year in Theatre

Caleb Jenkins

T a D
Theatre Award for Quiet Excellence

Morgan Green

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

Adam Bruenig, B.A. Theatre Technology
Hotaru Morita, B.A. Theatre Technology
Drew Petriello, BFA Theatre Performance
Jinny Pollinger, BFA Screen Acting
Natasha Sill, BFA Screen Acting
Kayla Topp, BFA Screen Acting
Gracie Truex, BFA Theatre Performance

+ - 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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