The Crucible, directed by David Morgan, closed this past weekend. Kudos to all those involved in this outstanding production. This is the last week of the run of Chariots of Fire, directed by Tim Threlfall. The production pays homage to the original 1981 film but is also an incredibly original work that inspires the audience with the ideals and characters it portrays. Tickets still available for purchase here!
We congratulate the following Media Arts Outstanding Student finalists who will be recognized this upcoming Thursday at the Media Arts Student Celebration at 11 am in F-201: Mallory Bigler, Helen Butcher, Alexis Romero, Cameron Babcock, Ian Hawkes, Matt Siemers, Lindsay Kampenhout, Shelly Rose. Many other outstanding students will be recognized and awarded scholarships on Thursday.
Last Thursday, April 6, close to 200 theatre students and faculty attended the end-of-year Theatre Student Celebration. Awards were given by each of the programs and the department also recognized seven outstanding students. Donnette Perkins, the Costume Shop Manager who is retiring in June, was honored for the tremendous job she has done. Wade Hollingshaus, the chair, honored our two newest faculty members, Adam Houghton and Dennis Wright. We appreciate the good work of Lindsi Neilson and the TMA office student staff in helping with this event. Here are the students who were recognized.
Outstanding Student Award Winners
|Jessa Cunningham||Outstanding Dramaturgy Student|
|Camilla Hodgsen||Outstanding Theatre Education Student|
|Bradlee Hager||O. Lee Walker Outstanding Technical Designer|
|Cortnie Beatty||O. Lee Walker Outstanding Costume Techinician|
|Jacob Baird||Outstanding Acting Student Award|
|Jean Yellowhorse||Outstanding Directing Student Award ~ Fall|
|Jana Wilhite||Outstanding Directing Student Award ~ Winter|
|Cassie Austin||Outstanding MDT Student Award|
|Melissa Muir||Outstanding Office Employee|
|Brittni Henretty||Outstanding Playwriting Student Award|
|Susan Kupferer||Outstanding Stage Management Student Award|
|MK Park||Outstanding Stage Management Student Award|
|Julianne Francisco||Outstanding Stage Management Student Award|
|Aubree Lyman||Outstanding Theatre Critical Studies Student|
|Kristin Perkins||Outstanding Theatre Student|
Other Award Winners
|Juliette Lewis||Excellence in Costuming Design|
|Marneé Porter||Excellence in Makeup Design|
|Michaela Fordham||Excellence in Makeup Execution|
|Andrew Justvig||Mayhew Playwriting Honorable Mention for Full-length Play|
|Kristin Perkins||Mayhew Playwriting Award Best Working Playwright|
|Brittni Henretty||Mayhew Playwriting Award Best Overall Play|
|Jessica Holcombe||Mayhew Playwriting 10-Minute Play Honorable Mention|
|Cali Holcombe||Outstanding Theatre Student Finalist|
|Kooper Campbell||Outstanding Theatre Student Finalist|
|Camilla Hodgson||Outstanding Theatre Student Finalist|
|Spencer Duncan||Outstanding Theatre Student Runner Up|
|Bradlee Hager||Outstanding Theatre Student Runner Up|
Congratulations to Nick Mendoza, Ken Crossley, and their team in Marketing who just received a Grand Gold Award from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) District VII for the Theatre Main Stage posters for the 2016-17 season. The CASE website explains that, “Grand Gold Awards are presented to truly exemplary Awards of Excellence submissions. Within each broad division of the awards competition, the gold awards from the specific categories are judged against each other, and the judges from each division may award one Grand Gold Award if they find an entry to be exceptional. Not every division will award a Grand Gold Award every year.” Receiving a Grand Gold means that the poster designs are eligible to compete at the national level during the coming year. Nick Mendoza makes sure the best CFAC designs produced by our marketing office are entered into the appropriate competitions so that others in the region can see the good work we do here at BYU. Andrew Galloway (BFA graphic design ‘16) was the student designer who worked on the designs, with Nick Mendoza serving as the art director. They both worked with TMA’s Artistic Director, Megan Sanborn Jones, on the concept for the posters. The BYU Arts brochure and the BYU Jazz Ensemble “Un-common Variety Show” poster were also recognized and won Silver Awards.
Divine Comedy’s “Best of Show” performed this past weekend in the JSB Auditorium. With guest Tori Pence, the troupe performed favorite sketches from the earlier shows this semester, “BYUty and the Beast” and “LA LA Land.” Tori and two current DC members, Dalton Johnson and Aaron Fielding, have signed on with Studio C. They have been involved with writing and making guest appearances. The artistic director of the current DC group is a DC alum, Kenny Baldwin, and their production manager is also an alum, Bryson Frehner. The presidency of the group includes Aaron Fielding, Alena Helzer, and Addison Jenkins, with George Nelson as the faculty liaison. This past year, Divine Comedy has added a media team to the DC organization, which has helped them release five new videos throughout the year. The media team includes media arts students Tom Hartvigsen, Cameron Babcock, Colton Elzey, Kayla Gough, Skyler Sorensen, Kaden Watson, and Melissa Young.