Cameron University theatre arts students recognized with awards, scholarships

The Cameron University Department of Art, Music, and Theatre Arts celebrated the accomplishments of students in theatre arts recently with the presentation of awards and scholarships. 

“It is gratifying to reward Cameron’s dedicated theatre students following our season celebrating ‘Stages through the Ages,’” says Scott Richard Klein, interim chair, Department of Art, Music and Theatre Arts. “Bringing the written word to life on the stage requires talent and commitment. These students devote countless hours to rehearsal and behind-the-scenes production tasks and are deserving of recognition.”

Lorenzo Butler, Lawton was recognized for Outstanding Contribution by a Non-Major for his work as Lt. Cable in “Rodgers and Hammerstein’s South Pacific.”

Joy Christie, Augusta, Ga., and Stephanie Sabol, Lawton, were honored with the Academic Achievement Award.

Christie also received a Performance Award for the title role in “Electra.” Additional Performance Awards were presented to Mark Branson, Lawton, for his work as Prospero in “The Tempest”’;  Kelsey Hood, Oklahoma City, for the role of Cassandra in “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike”; and Samuel Brewer, Lawton, for playing Luther Billis in “Rodgers and Hammerstein’s South Pacific.”


Hood was also recognized for Hair and Make-Up Design for “Electra.” Additional awards for achievements backstage were presented to Jacob Parkhurst, Lawton, for Stage Managing (“Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike”); and Richard Carl Johns, Lawton, for Sound Design (“Electra”).

Scholarships made possible by the McMahon Foundation were presented to Christie, Hood, Johns and Parkhurst, as well as Cole Nowlin, Anadarko, and Emily Whatley, Duke.

Branson, a graduating senior, was presented with honor cords representing his membership in Alpha Psi Omega, the national theatre honor society.

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May 15, 2017