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Honors Received

KCACTF HISTORY (1995 – 2012)

1994 - 95 – The Glass Menagerie. Began participation with ACTF.

1995 - 1996 – Under Milk Wood. We received two strong recommendations, but were not selected for the regional festival.

1996 - 1997 – It Could Have Happened Once Upon a Time. Selected for regional festival.

1997 – 1998 – The Traveling Lady. Selected for regional festival, considered for presentation at the Kennedy Center.

1998 – 1999 – Antigone. Selected as alternate for the regional festival.

1999 - 2000 – Crow and Weasel. Selected for regional festival.

2000 - 2001 – And David Danced. Selected for regional festival, selected for national festival and performed at Kennedy Center.

2001 - 2002 – A Different Drummer. Strongly recommended by both respondents.

2002 - 2003 - …out by the rabbit cage. Selected for regional festival.

2003 – 2004 – A Different Moon. Recommended for regional festival.

2004 – 2005 – The Balkan Women. Recommended for regional festival.

2005 – 2006 – Not Waving… Recommended for regional festival.

2007 – 2008 – The Anatomy of Gray.  Strongly recommended by both respondents.

2008 – 2009 – This One Thing I Do. Recommended for regional festival.

2009 – 2010 – The Robber Bridegroom. Strongly recommended by both respondents.

2010-2011 – Flying Crows. Recommended for regional festival.

2011-2012 – The Diviners. Ineligible for participation in festival since the director was serving on regional selection committee.

 

INDIVIDUAL HONORS:

KCACTF

1996 – 1997 – Shannon Clark, regional second place, Barbizon, scenery

1997 - 1998 – Justin Bunton, regional and national first place, Barbizon, costume; Joseph Brack, first place, David Weiss, costume; Carrie Cartier, second place, David Weiss, costume; James Mitchell, second place, Barbizon, scenery; Jonathan Watts, second place, Barbizon, lighting.

1998 - 1999 – Carrie Cartier, second place, Barbizon, scenery; Joseph Brack, regional winner and national second place, Barbizon, costume

1999 - 2000 – Joseph Brack, regional and national first place, Barbizon, costume

2000 – 2001 – Kelly James, regional and national first place, Barbizon, costume; Zack Brown, regional first place, Barbizon, lighting

2001 – 2002 – Kristina Lucka, regional second place, Mehron, make-up; Zack Brown, regional first place, Barbizon, lighting

2002 – 2003 – Carrie Ferguson Bellew, regional first place, Barbizon, lighting;

2003 – 2004 – Abby Lee, regional first place, Mehron, make-up

2004 – 2005 – Armin Abdihodzic, regional first place, Barbizon, sound; Kristen Miller, regional honorable mention, Barbizon, scenery; Wesley Guthrie, regional honorable mention, Mehron, make-up.

2005 – 2006 – Joel King, honorable mention, Barbizon, scenery; Wesley Guthrie, first alternate, Mehron, make-up; Vickie Hall, semi-finals, Irene Ryan Acting Award Nomination

2006-2007 – Alex Craig, regional second place, Mehron, make-up; Abbie Hall, national finalist, dramaturgy.

2009 – 2010 – Zach Lancaster, second place, Barbizon, sound design. Amber Mauldin, national finalist, Mehron make-up.

2010 - 2011 – Amber Mauldin, national finalist, Mehron make-up.

2011-2012 – Chris Permenter, regional first place, David Weiss, costume; Zach Lancaster, regional second place, Barbizon, sound; Jana Barkley and Billy Burkes, regional second place, Barbizon, properties design; Stephanie Keller, regional second place, hair and makeup design.

 

SETC

1997 – 1998 - James Mitchell, second place, SETC, scenery

1999 - 2000 - Justin Bunton, first place, costume

2011-2012 – Abby Sewell selected 1 of 15 performers to be offered the opportunity to study at the Stella Adler Acting School in New York City.

Other Honors:

2001 – And David Danced performed at International Theatre Festival in Bratislava, Slovakia.

2002 – Governor’s Award for Excellence in Collegiate Arts

2005 – Obra Quave received the John F. Kennedy Center Gold Medallion Award for Excellence

2006 – Shannon Robert received the 2006 Cowboy Maloney Award for her work with the Mississippi Theatre Association and promotion of theatre throughout Mississippi

2011- Dewey Douglas received the Kennedy Center’s National Teaching Artist Grant.

2011-2012 – Student Stephanie Keller invited to direct a production in Kenya at the Brakenhurst Conference Center.

2011-2012 – Tim Matheny selected chair of the Mississippi Theatre Association’s division of Colleges/Universities.