E&H Theatre Faculty and Student Honored with Kennedy Center Awards

Posted on: Monday, April 11th, 2016 by Leah Prater
The Emory & Henry College Theatre Department was recently honored with numerous awards from the regional Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF).

The Emory & Henry College Theatre Department was recently honored with numerous awards from the regional Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF).

The regional KCACTF awards recognize excellence in theatre among colleges and university in a region that encompasses the East Coast from Southern Pennsylvania to Florida, placing the E&H Theatre Department in direct competition and comparison with numerous major east coast theatre programs. 

Of particular note were the numerous awards given for the October production of Catherine Bush’s The Other Side of the Mountain, which was the Department’s inaugural production in the new McGlothlin Center for the Arts

Student Collin Helou won second prize in the regional Lighting Design competition for his work on the show. Department Chair Daniel L. Wheeler and Dr. Kelly Bremner were both given Meritorious Achievement awards for excellence in design and directing respectively.  

“These awards are given by reviewers from fellow colleges and are reserved for only the finest of college theatre productions,” Bremner said. “This speaks to the quality of work the Department is able to do in its new facility.”

Wheeler also was recognized for excellence in design on three other productions, Kindertransport, The Imaginary Invalid, and The Grapes of Wrath. Additionally he was recognized for excellence in directing for Kindertransport

All told, Wheeler has been recognized 10 times by the Kennedy Center for his work at Emory & Henry since beginning at the college in 2010.

The Theatre Department at Emory & Henry College has distinguished itself numerous times this academic year. In addition to moving into the new arts center, the Department also has added the BFA degree and received a record number of student honors at major festivals and auditions.

For more information about the E&H Theatre Department visit www.ehc.edu/theatre.


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