VPA Convocation | Carrier Dome

The Department of Drama recognizes the outstanding achievements of its students by presenting awards in the spring at the conclusion of the academic year.

20178Awards and Recipients

Josephine Abady Prize for Directing

For a student selected as best play director of the year
Elizabeth Gardner

Ilene Lehrer Gottfried Prize

For the most outstanding graduating senior female actress
Djuna Knight

Sawyer Falk Award

For a male and female student majoring in drama
McKenna Batterson
Daniel Ramirez

Friar's Award

For a student in drama, music, or theater design
Matthew Steriti
Jenna Najjar
Zofia Weretka
Olvia Barbieri

Edward G. Greer Prize

For classic acting
Lydia Stinson

Becci Ingram Memorial Award

For success in all areas of training: acting, singing, and dancing
Matthew Steriti

Julian M. Kaufman Award

For excellence in the field of acting and/or directing
Allisha Edwards
Elizabeth Gardner


For positive spirit force
Caroline Festa

Marcia Mohr Award

For outstanding female students in dramatic art
Emma Antenen
Zofia Weretka
Kyra Stevens
Molly Goldberg
Sarah Schieffelin

Gerard Moses Award

For an outstanding student in drama
Sarah Schieffelin

Jerry Gershman Award

For an outstanding comedic actor
Sarah Herrman

Arthur Storch Award

For artistic growth
Morgan Price
Matthew Mueller

Arthur Storch Award

For design technical theater
Emma Antenen