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.

2019 Awards and Recipients

Josephine Abady Prize for Directing
For a student selected as best play director of the year: Lauren Mosier

Ilene Lehrer Gottfried Prize
For the most outstanding graduating senior female actress: Madison Beumee

Sawyer Falk Award
For a male and female student majoring in drama: Lauren Mosier, Samuel Arencibia

Friar’s Award
For a student in drama, music, or theater design
Samuel Arencibia, Aria Sivick, Sabrina Co, Ashley F. Tisdale, Amber Gatlin

Edward G. Greer Prize
For classic acting: Dominic Martello 

Becci Ingram Memorial Award
For success in all areas of acting, singing, and dancing: Crawford Horton

Julian M. Kaufman Award
For excellence in the field of acting and/or directing: Rupert Krueger

Mark Haruff Award
For positive spirit force: Devina Sabnis, John Cleland

Marcia Mohr Award
For outstanding female students in dramatic art: Rebecca Hoi, Sasha Falsberg, Zora Moynihan, Kendra Kirby, Shanel Bailey

Gerard Moses Award
For an outstanding student in drama: Quinn Hemphill

Jerry Gershman Award
For an outstanding comedic actor: Cormac Bohan

Arthur Storch Award
For artistic growth: Breanna Zahakos, Nicholas Turturro, Mario Marques

Arthur Storch Award
For design/technical theater: Sasha Falsberg