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Awards and Honors

All of the following awards and honors were bestowed upon Carthage by the Kennedy Center’s American College Theater Festival (KCACTF). The KCACTF is a national theatre program involving 18,000 students from colleges and universities nationwide, which has served as a catalyst in improving the quality of college theatre in the United States. The KCACTF has grown into a network of more than 600 academic institutions throughout the country, where theatre departments and student artists showcase their work and receive outside assessment by KCACTF respondents.

2016-2017

The Breath of Stars — Region III Participating Production

 

KCACTF National Awards

  • Undergraduate Scholar Award, 2nd place: Colt Luedtke
  • National Stage Management Fellowship: Colt Luedtke
  • Innovative Teaching Award: Martin McClendon
  • Distinguished Achievement in Stage Management: Ash Pavlak     
  • Distinguished Achievement in Sound Design: Colleen Ochab and Conor O’Brien     
  • Distinguished Achievement in Video and Image Routing: Team Nerd Vision (Prof. Perry Kivolowitz, Prof. Martin McClendon, Joseph Wonsil, Samuel Santiago, Janina Spencer, Claire Heronemus)

KCACTF Awards 
(Won in events that take place during the Regional festival)

  • Classical Acting Award — Marie Tredway
  • Stage Management Award — Colt Luedtke
  • Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship Finalist — Marie Tredway
  • Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship Finalist — Jordan Horne
  • Music Theatre Competition Finalist — Libby Nelson
  • Music Theatre Competition Finalist — Lydia Haasl
  • Costume Design Competition Finalist — Carlee Ihde

2015-2016


Afghanistan/Wisconsin Theatre Project
 — Region III Participating Production

Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival National Awards

  • Distinguished Production of a New or Devised Work
  • Distinguished Director of a New or Devised Work — Martin McClendon
  • Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Play — Alex Johnson

Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival Region III Awards

  • Regional Certificate of Merit for Excellence in Performance — Ensemble

Stage Kiss

  • Regional Certificate of Merit for Composition — Emma Terrell
  • Regional Certificate of Merit for Sound Design — Ethan Hobbs
  • Regional Certificate of Merit for Prop Design — Colt Luedtke

Man of La Mancha

  • Regional Certificate of Merit for Set Design — Martin McClendon

KCACTF Awards 
(Won in events that take place during the Regional festival)

  • Music Theatre Intensive Finalist — Christian Aldridge
  • Stage Management Honorable Mention – Laurel Mckenzie

2014-2015

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead

  • Regional Certificate of Merit for Stage Management — Laurel McKenzie
  • Regional Certificate of Merit for Sound Design — Spencer Jacobsen

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

  • Regional Certificate of Merit for Excellence in Performance — Ensemble

Up the Hill

  • David Mark Cohen Playwriting Award
  • Selected for the O’Neill Center’s National Playwriting Workshop

KCACTF Awards 
(Won in events that take place during the Regional festival)

  • Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship Semifinalist — Mack Folkert
  • Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship Semifinalist — Alex Johnson
  • Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship Semifinalist — Marie Tredway
  • Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship Semifinalist — Christian Aldridge
  • Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship Finalist — Jordan Horne
  • Stage Management Honorable Mention – Laurel Mckenzie

2013-2014

A Clamour of Rooks — Region III Participating Production

  • Regional Certificate of Merit for Stage Management — Mikaley Osley
  • Regional Certificate of Merit for Direction — Neil Scharnick

Stars in the Morning Sky

  • Regional Certificate of Merit for Costume Design — Courtney Matula
  • Regional Certificate of Merit for Stage Management — Kelly Field

As You Like It

  • Regional Certificate of Merit for Musical Arrangement — Jack Lambert

KCACTF Awards 
(Won in events that take place during the Regional festival)

  • One-Act Play Competition Finalist — Mikaley Osley
  • Stage Management Semi-Finalist — Kelly Field
  • Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship Finalist — Brea Beelow

2012-2013

Ghost Bike — Region III Festival Participating Production

Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival National Awards

  • Outstanding Achievement in Scenic Design — Shannon Meyer
  • Distinguished Director of a New Play — Herschel Kruger
  • Distinguished Production of a New Work
  • Distinguished Achievement in Lighting Design — Martin McClendon
  • Distinguished Achievement in Sound Design — Simon Skluzacek
  • The Golden Hand Truck Award

Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival Region III Awards

  • Regional Certificate of Merit for Scenic Design — Shannon Meyer
  • Regional Certificate of Merit for Costume Design — Kim Instenes

Boeing-Boeing

  • Regional Certificate of Merit for Direction — Martin McClendon
  • Regional Certificate of Merit for Scene Design — Martin McClendon
  • Regional Certificate of Merit for Sound Design — Spencer Jacobsen

KCACTF Awards 
(Won in events that take place during the Regional festival)

  • Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship Semifinalist — Kaylee Annable
  • Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship Semifinalist — Andrew Stachurski
  • Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship Finalist — Mitch Weindorf

2011-2012

The Rail Splitter — Region III Festival Participating Production

Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival National Awards

  • Distinguished Production of a New Work

Dead Man’s Cell Phone

  • Commendation for Scenic Design — Martin McClendon 

KCACTF Awards 
(Won in events that take place during the Regional festival)

  • Playwriting Competition — Mikaley Osley  
  • Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship Semifinalist — Brett Robertson 

2010-2011

One Day in the Season of Rain — Region III Festival Participating Production

Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival National Awards

  • Distinguished Achievement in Lighting Design— Colleen Geddes
  • Distinguished Achievement in Property Design — Slim Simonini 
  • Distinguished Achievement in Scenic Design — Martin McClendon 

KCACTF Awards 
(Won in events that take place during the Regional festival)

  • Regional Award for Makeup Design — Krystin Taggart 
  • Second Place in Design Storm Competition — Colleen Geddes 

2009-2010

Honest — Regional III Festival Participating Production 

Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival National Awards

  • Distinguished Achievement for Playwriting 
  • Distinguished Achievement in Curriculum Enhancement
  • Distinguished Achievement for Performance – Andrew Lenox as “Martin”
  • Distinguished Achievement in Performance – Caitlin Robertson as “Casey”

Lysistrata

  • Certificate of Merit for Costume Design — Kim Instenes

2008-2009

Independence

  • Chosen for Night of Scenes 

2006-2007

Picasso at the Lapin Agile

  • Certificate of Merit for Light Design — Lisa Balek
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