Theatre & Musical Theatre News

  • Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival

    National Awards


    Distinguished Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role
    Shanae`a Moore
    Distinguished Sound Design
    Ryan Brazil
    Special Achievement in Film and Projection Design
    Liz Freese, Connor Toups
    Distinguished Lighting Design
    Eric Marsh
    Distinguished Director of a Play
    David McTier


  • Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival Region Awards

    Theatrical Design Excellence


    Sound (Winner)

    Ryan Brazil 

    Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

    Costumes Meritorious Achievement

    Roberto De Hoyos


    Allied Design and Technologies Awards


    Graphics Meritorious Achievement

    Peter Ton

    Makeup Meritorious Achievement

    Jennifer Sullivan


    Much Ado About Nothing

    Scenic Art Meritorious Achievement

    Charly Alizabeth Topper

  • Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival Region Awards

    Musical Theatre Initiative

    1st Runner Up: Shanae'a Moore

    2nd Runner Up: Maryann Williams

    Finalist: Connor Lyon

    Finalist: Brandon Whitley

    Classical Acting Award

    Winner: Andrew Charles Carson

    Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship

    Finalist: Andrew Charles Carson

    Finalist: Anna Elizabeth Drake

    Finalist: Shanae'a Moore

  • Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival Region Awards

    Student Directing Initiative

    Finalist: Peter Ton


    Invited Production


    Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival


    Irene Ryan Nominees

    Andrew Carson

    Zachary Willis

    Excellence in Scenic Design

    Charly Topper

    Excellence in Costume Design

    Jennifer Sullivan

  • United States Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT)

    Southwest Region 2015 Symposium

    Special Honors were awarded to the following SHSU theatre students.

    Honorable Mention
    Jamie Cegelski
    Stage Management for Machinal


    Excellence in Sound Design for Machinal
    Ryan Brazil


    Jennifer Sullivan
    Excellence in Make-up for Machinal
    Excellence in Presentation
    (Jennifer will be attending the National Conference)

    Excellence in a Produced Design
    (Jennifer is being awarded The Archibald Foundation scholarship)

    Honorable Mention Props
    (For Jennifer’s John the Baptist head)

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