The Cameron University Department of Theatre Arts presented awards for the 2009-2010 season, "Celebrating the Streets Where We Live!" in a ceremony on April 27. Department faculty members nominate and vote on the winners for each production in the academic year.
Hannah Brock, Lawton, received the department's Academic Achievement Award. She is a junior Theatre Arts major who has maintained a 4.0 GPA every semester.
Bryan West of Howard, OH, was honored with the award for Outstanding Contribution by a Major in recognition of his work onstage and in the scene shop for the 2009-2010 production season.
West also received an award for Outstanding Achievement in Acting for his role as Henry Higgins in "My Fair Lady." Outstanding Achievement in Acting Awards were also presented to Christopher Jefferson, Lawton, for his role as Versati in "The Underpants", Neila Ettienne, St. David's, Grenada, for her role as Klytaimnestra in "Iphigenia at Aulis," and Leah Mazur, Cache, for her roles as Glory, the Waitress, Gayle, and Rhonda in "Almost, Maine."
Etienne, Mazur, Brandy Goldsmith of Lawton and Truly Pettijohn of Marlow received awards for Outstanding Technical Achievement. Ettienne was honored for her research and construction of hats for "My Fair Lady", Goldsmith for her contributions as the stage manager for "Almost, Maine," Mazur for assistance in scenic design and construction for "Iphigenia at Aulis" and Pettijohn for her backstage dedication during the 2009-2010 season.
The award for Outstanding Achievement by a Non-major was presented to the Pendergraft family of Lawton for their contributions to "My Fair Lady." Kristopher Pendergraft, a sophomore at MacArthur high school was in the production while parents Teresa and Kelly Pendergraft helped build sets and assisted with production of the show.
Cameron's Department of Theatre Arts is dedicated to providing the Lawton/Fort Sill area with quality entertainment while continuing to be the best educational theatre in the southwest.
May 6, 2010