Theatre Arts Faculty Anne Bogart was honored at University of Chicago's 511th Convocation on Saturday, June 9, 2012. Bogart received the distinguished Jesse L. Rosenberger Medal for Outstanding Achievement in the Creative and Performing Arts.
The American Antiquarian Society (AAS) has awarded visiting fellowships for historical research for the year 2012 to five creative artists, naming faculty DeborahBrevoort as a playwriting fellow. Brevoort was awarded a Robert and Charlotte Baron Fellowship which will fund her project Homespun, a historical play about George and Martha Washington and the role of fashion in shaping the American identity.
Theatre Alumni Win at the 2012 Village Voice OBIE Awards
The 57th Annual Village Voice OBIE awards were presented on May 21, and Theatre Arts alumni were awarded with high honors at the ceremony. Directing alumnus Jay Scheib ('02 SOA) was awarded Best Director for World of Wires and directing alumnus Ken Rus Schmoll ('00 SOA) won a special citation for the direction of A Map of Virtue.
Acting alumnus David Wilson Barnes ('98) was nominated for a Lucille Lortel Award in the Outstanding Featured Actor category, for his work in The Big Meal, which ran at Playwrights Horizons this Spring.
In total, The Big Meal received four Lortel nominations, including Outstanding Play, Outstanding Director (Sam Gold), Outstanding Featured Actress (Anita Gillette).
Theatre Program alumnus Tony Speciale ('08) has been nominated for a Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Director of a Play for the work that he conceived and directed, Unnatural Acts: Harvard's Secret Court of 1920. The awards ceremony will take place at Town Hall on June 3rd at 8:00 PM.
School of the Arts Playwriting alumnus Clarence Coo ('10 SOA) is the winner of the 2012 Yale Drama Series award for his play Beautiful Province, the story of a 15-year-old boy who travels across Canada with his high school French teacher.