2020 Excellence Awards

April 29, 2020
Scarlet Buckeye Leaf

Each year, the Department of Theatre recognizes a select group of students for their outstanding contributions in service, creative activity, scholarship, and teaching. Each individual has been selected by the Curriculum Committee from nominations submitted by faculty and staff in our department.

Excellence Awards are traditionally announced at the End of Year Celebration event. Although we can’t be together in person, we’re pleased to celebrate the achievements of these students and share their work with a larger audience. 

  • For his agile and virtuosic portrayal of Ira Aldridge in Red VelvetSterling Brabson receives the Undergraduate Excellence Award for Creative Activity.
  • For her exemplary work as a teaching artist with students on the autism spectrum at Bridgeway Academy, Emma Farrenkopf receives the Undergraduate Excellence Award for Service.
  • For her performance in the role of The Middle and her leadership in the cast of IndecentTaylor Moriarty receives the Undergraduate Excellence Award for Creative Activity. 
  • For her performance in the role of The Ingenue and additional contributions to the choreography in IndecentEva Scherrer receives the Undergraduate Excellence Award for Creative Activity. 
  • For her leadership of The Syndicate and its programming, and for her work as Dance Captain for A Midsummer Night’s DreamLillian Brown receives the Graduate Excellence Award for Service. 
  • For his role as composer and music director for Bonnets: How Ladies of Good Breeding Are Induced to Murder and A Midsummer Night’s DreamMatt Greenberg receives the Graduate Excellence Award for Creative Activity.
  • For an impressive string of creative achievements as a performer, writer, and producer, through department productions and independent projects, Kylie Logan receives the Graduate Excellence Award for Creative Activity.
  • For her leadership and artistic contributions in fight choreography and coaching for Bonnets: How Ladies of Good Breeding Are Induced to Murder and A Midsummer Night’s DreamErin A. Parsons receives the Graduate Excellence Award for Creative Activity. 
  • For his impressive portfolio of skillful designs over the past three years, and for his nationally recognized research and writing on scenographers Maria Björnson and Johan Engels, Cade Sikora receives the Graduate Excellence Award for Creative Activity and Scholarship. 

The members of the Curriculum Committee this year were Stratos Constantinidis, Tom Dugdale, Alex Oliszewski, and Vera Brunner-Sung.
 
Congratulations to all!

Check out our Facebook and Instagram accounts for a deeper dive into each individual's accomplishments.