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Theater Studies

Awards

The following awards are presented annually by the faculty of the Department of Theater Studies. Please note that some awards require applications or submissions of work. Deadline for application for 2014 awards is March 21, 2014. Bring submissions or applications to the Theater Studies' offices in 109 Page.

Harold Brody Award for Excellence in Musical Theater

In recognition of exceptional achievement in musical theater, this award is given annually to a Duke student or group of students, with preference given to graduating seniors.  It recognizes accomplishments in musical theater by students in the Department of Theater Studies, the Department of Music, and the student-run musical theater group Hoof 'n' Horn.  The award was established by an alumnus with a deep affection for and appreciation of the art of musical theater.

 

Alex Cohen Awards

These awards, funded by the Alex Cohen Endowment and the Department of Theater Studies, support students' individual or group projects that have both educational value and artistic merit. Submit (1) an application form, (2) a project description and statement of goals, and (3) a letter of recommendation from theater faculty. All due March 21, 2014.

 

John M. Clum Distinguished Theater Studies Graduate Award

This award is named for the distinguished founder of the Duke University Program in Drama, now the Department of Theater Studies.  It recognizes a graduating senior who has made extraordinary contributions to the life of the department and who has exhibited outstanding personal and professional qualities. Faculty select the recipient.

The Dale B.J. Randall Award in Dramatic Literature

This award recognizes outstanding achievement in the study of dramatic literature and is presented annually to the undergraduate student writing the best essay in a course in dramatic literature. Faculty teaching undergraduate dramatic literature courses are invited to nominate student essays from their 2013-2014 classes. Students who have an essay they would like to have considered should contact their instructor.

Kenneth J. Reardon Award

This award recognizes outstanding commitment and leadership in theater design, management, or production.  It was established in honor of Kenneth J. Reardon, former professor of English (1947-1980) and Director of Duke Players (1947-1967).  Professor Reardon was an inspiration to decades of students through his commitment to producing and teaching theater on the Duke campus.  With the help of Professor Joseph Weatherby, he planned and implemented the conversion of an engineering building into what became the beloved Branson Theater, now Brody Theater, on East Campus. 

 

Reynolds Price Award

This award is presented annually to a Duke undergraduate for the best original script for stage, screen, or television. Submit a finished full-length script.

Jody McAuliffe Award for Excellence in Directing

This award is presented annually to an undergraduate at Duke University for
sustained excellence in directing for the stage.

Richard E. Cytowick Outstanding Acting Student Award

This award, in honor of Dr. Richard E. Cytowic '73, recognizes a graduating senior who has distinguished him or herself in class work,
production and by contributing to the life of the department.

2013 Theater Studies Award Winners

Harold Brody Award for Excellence in Musical Theater
Lindsay Samuel

John M. Clum Distinguished Theater Studies Graduate Award
Ritza Calixte
 
Dale B.J. Randall Award in Dramatic Literature
Mao Hu
Hannah Sieber

 
Kenneth J. Reardon Award in Theater Design, Management or Production
Don Tucker
 
Dana Marks Award for Outstanding Acting
Molly Forlines

Reynolds Price Award for Best Original Script for Stage, Screen or Television
Steven Li

Jody McAuliffe Award for Excellence in Directing
Steven Li

Alex Cohen Award
Sam Kebede
Phil Watson
Kimberly Welch