Cameron University Department of Theatre Arts celebrates student achievement with awards ceremony

Cameron University’s Department of Theatre Arts recently wrapped up its 2013-14 season, “A Year of Classics,” with an award ceremony celebrating student accomplishment.

Outstanding Technical Achievement Awards were presented to Dylan Bittner, Lawton, for Costume Design – “Macbeth”; Mark Deyesso, Jr., Lawton, for Costume Design – “Metamorphoses”; Dillon Harper, Coweta, for Sound Design – “An Evening of French One Acts”; and Truly Pettijohn, Marlow, for Costume Design, “The Bald Soprano.”

Bittner also received an Outstanding Acting Achievement Award for “Where’s Charley?” in which he played the title character. Additional Outstanding Acting Achievement Awards were presented to Mark Branson, Lawton, for the Fire Chief in “The Bald Soprano”; Byron Phillips, Elgin, for Macduff in “Macbeth,” and Ashley Winfrey, Lawton, for her multiple portrayals in “Metamorphoses.”

In addition, Winfrey was recognized with the Academic Achievement Award. Tearza Wayman, Lawton, was recognized for her Outstanding Contributions by a Non-Major for her work on “The Bald Soprano,” “Where’s Charley?” and “Macbeth.” Deyesso was named Outstanding Major of the Year.

Recipients of the McMahon Scholarship are Bittner, Branson, and Winfrey as well as Oluwatobi Banto, Lagos, Nigeria; Clinton Blackwell, Jr., Oklahoma City; and Samantha Eddy, Sterling.

Graduating seniors, Deyesso, Pettijohn, and Brandon Smith, Blair, were recognized by Alpha Psi Omega, the national theatre honor society. Officers for Cameron’s chapter for the 2014-15 academic year were also announced. Phillips will serve as President, Blackwell will serve as Vice President, and Winfrey will serve as Secretary-Treasurer.


May 9, 2014