National Awards from the Eight Regional Festivals – Festival 47 2017-05-28T07:43:49+00:00

KCACTF National Festival

Presented at the Terrace Theater
April 17, 2015

Performance Residencies, Awards and Scholarships

The Irene Ryan National Acting Scholarships

Mariah Burks
$5000 Scholarship
Assisted by David Baker
$1000 Scholarship
Bowling Green State University

 

Second Place
Julio Trinidad
$2500 Scholarship
Assisted by Miguel Cruz
$500 Scholarship
LaGuardia Community College

The College of Fellows of the American Theatre’s Jane Alexander Award for Acting

$2500 Cash Prize
Jayson Speters
University of Minnesota Duluth
LaGuardia Community College

The National Partners of the American Theatre Classical Acting Award

Three-week residency at the Shaw Festival, travel, lodging and meals
Kamron McClure
University of Oklahoma
LaGuardia Community College

The Shakespeare Theatre Company Acting Fellowship

Two productions with the company, stipend and apartment
Jayson Speters
University of Minnesota Duluth
LaGuardia Community College

The Kingsley Colton Award for Outstanding Partner

William Hagee
$500 Cash Prize
Partner to Joseph Skousen
Brigham Young University
LaGuardia Community College

The Williamstown Theatre Festival Everett Cushing Scholarship

Ten-week acting residency, full room, board and travel
Ladarreun Taylor
Alabama State University
LaGuardia Community College

The Actors Theatre of Louisville Apprentice Company Scholarship

Full season with ATL
Jayson Speters
University of Minnesota Duluth

The Society of American Fight Directors Scholarship

Three-week residency at the National Stage Combat Workshop, full scholarship, travel, room and board
Kayla Peters
Partner to Jayson Speters
University of Minnesota Duluth

The Mark Twain Scholarship for Comic Performance

$2000 Scholarship
Julio Trinidad
LaGuardia Community College

The VASTA [Voice and Speech Trainers Association] Award for Vocal Excellence

$500 Cash Prize
Mariah Burks
Bowling Green State University

The National New Play Network Award for Outstanding Performance in a Contemporary Work

$500 Cash Prize, an offer to be a member of the Acting Company of the MFA Playwrights’ Workshop at the Kennedy Center, produced in association with NNPN
Jayson Speters
University of Minnesota Duluth

Dell’Arte International School of Physical Theatre Mad River Festival Scholarship

Full Scholarship to the Dell’Arte Summer Intensive: travel , housing and meal allowance
Kayla Peters
Partner to Jayson Speters
University of Minnesota Duluth

The Margolis Method Summer Intensive Fellowship

Full Scholarship to the Margolis Method Summer Intensive: travel , housing and meal allowance
Julio Trinidad
LaGuardia Community College

Design and Stage Management Awards, Residencies and Fellowships

The O’Neill Playwrights’ and Music Theatre Conference Design Fellowships

SOUND DESIGN-Joseph Roderick, William Carey University

 

LIGHTING DESIGN- Joel Britt, Texas State University

 

SCENIC DESIGN- Kristin Sabo, Savannah College of Art and Design

 

STAGE MANAGEMENT- Molly Burch, Columbus State University

The National Partners of the American Theatre Design Award

In association with the Korean National University of the Arts
One week residency at KNUA in Seoul, expenses paid
Kelly Rudolph, James Madison University
Alternate
Alyssa Couturier-Herndon, University of Florida

The Barbizon Award for Excellence in Lighting Design

$500 Cash Prize and an expenses-paid, two-week residency at the Prague Quadrennial in the Czech Republic.
Jacqueline Malenke, University of California-Riverside
Second Place
Joel Britt, Texas State University
Third Place
Kelly Rudolph, James Madison University

The Kennedy Center Award for Excellence in Costume Design

$500 Cash Prize and an expenses-paid, two-week residency at the Prague Quadrennial in the Czech Republic.
Rosie Swanson
University of Central Missouri

The Kennedy Center Award for Excellence in Sound Design

 $500 Cash Prize and an expenses-paid, two-week residency at the Prague Quadrennial in the Czech Republic.
 Joseph Roderick, Williams Carey University
Second Place
Ryan Brazil, Sam Houston State University
Third Place
Anna Alex, Minnesota State University, Mankato

The Kennedy Center Award for Excellence in Scenic Design

 $500 Cash Prize and an expenses-paid, two-week residency at the Prague Quadrennial in the Czech Republic.
 Kristin Sabo, Savannah College of Art and Design
Second Place
Courtney Smith, University of Idaho

Awards, Fellowships and Residencies in Directing, Dramaturgy, ASTEP and Dramatic Criticism

The Institute for Theatre Journalism and Advocacy Scholarship to the O’Neill National Critics Institute

Full scholarship: travel, lodging and meals
Calan Welder
Texas A&M University Corpus Christi

The SDC National Directing Fellowships

$500 cash award and residencies to be determined
Hannah Grace Bellows, Western Connecticut State University
and
Kadin McGreevey, University of Idaho

The Kennedy Center Directing Intensive Scholarship

in association with the KC/NNPN MFA Playwrights’ Workshop
Maiya Corral
Diablo Valley College

The Dramaturgy Fellowships

in association with ATHE and LMDA
Bryan Howard, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
to the O’Neill Playwrights’ Conference Literary Office
and
Teundras Oaks, Georgia Southern University
to the New Play Dramaturgy Intensive and MFA Playwrights’ Workshop at the Kennedy Center

The Artists Striving Against Poverty Scholarships

ASTEP is a New York-based non profit organization that connects performing and visual artists with underserved youth in the U.S. and around the world to awaken their imaginations, foster critical thinking, and help them break the cycle of poverty. ASTEP believes that the arts are essential to children’s academic and social success. One of ASTEP’s long-standing partners is the Shanti Bhavan Children’s project, an exceptional residential school for children in the lowest caste in South India. ASTEP provides year-round arts programming for these young, enthusiastic learners who are the future leaders of their communities and of their country. With the support and in partnership with the Kennedy Center, this year ASTEP awards a $1000 scholarship to an outstanding student to come work with us for the month of September in South India with the children of Shanti Bhavan:

 

Teundras Oaks
Georgia Southern University

 

The mission of ASTEP’s ARTIST AS CITIZEN Conference is to celebrate, connect, and develop young leaders in the arts by providing them with a transformative artistic and educational experience in the heart of New York City.

 

The scholarship includes:
– All conference activities, including keynote speeches, discussions, interactive workshops, and tickets evening performances around New York.
– Full room and board at the Juilliard School for five nights and 6 days.
In partnership with the Kennedy Center, ASTEP awards the following students with scholarships to the Artist-As-Citizen Conference this June:

 

Maiya Corral, Diablo Valley College
Nicole Mageros, Montclair State University