2013 NCTC Awards Announced!
Each year, the NCTC Board of Directors presents the NCTC Awards to companies, schools and individuals that are active NCTC members and have exhibited leadership roles in their community, as well as artistic, professional, or educational excellence.
2013 NCTC Award Recipients
NCTC Marian A. Smith Distinguished Career Award – presented to an individual who has led an extraordinary career in the NC theatre community, serving as a leader and a master of their craft or work. 2013 announcement coming soon!
NCTC Herman Middleton Distinguished Service Award – presented to an individual who has demonstrated extraordinary service to both NCTC and the NC theatre community. 2013 announcement coming soon!
NCTC K-12 Theatre Educator Award – Chad Edwards
Chad Edwards has educated students of the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools for the past 12 years, 9 of those at Mount Tabor High School. The NCTC Board of Directors has observed Mr. Edwards’ artistic excellence during Mount Tabor’s participation in the NCTC High School Play Festivals. In the past 5 years, Tabor has advanced to the prestigious State Festival level three times, with Chad receiving the John. W. Parker Excellence in Directing Award in 2010, and the school receiving the Honorable Mention Distinguished Play Award twice (2009, 2010). Under Chad’s leadership, the Mount Tabor Theatre Department has hosted 8 NCTC Play Festivals and served as a NCTC Fundraising Partner. Chad’s leadership and classroom achievements led to him receiving the Teacher of the Year Award at Mount Tabor HS in 2010. Chad is also regularly seen on-stage, having performed at Twin City Stage, Winston-Salem Theatre Alliance, Community Theatre of Greensboro and Kernersville Little Theatre. In addition to all of this, NCTC recognizes Chad’s passionate commitment to pushing his students to strive for personal excellence and to find a way to keep the arts in their lives in college and beyond. Congratulations, Mr. Edwards! Be sure to check out the nomination video made by Mount Tabor Alumni, as well as this great article on Mr. Edwards!
Awards for Organizations:
The following awards are presented to theatre companies and schools that have demonstrated excellence in performance and in service of their mission.
NCTC College/University Award – 2013 announcement coming soon!
NCTC Constance Welsh Theatre for Youth Award - 2013 announcement coming soon!
NCTC George A. Parides Professional Theatre Award - 2013 announcement coming soon!
NCTC Community Theatre Award – Lee Street theatre
The NCTC Board of Directors is proud to honor Lee Street theatre (with a lowercase “t”!) with the 2013 Community Theatre Award. Though the NCTC Board most often honors theatres with a long history of excellence, in this case we honor a young company that is working towards a bright future. Founded just 6 years ago, Lee Street theatre has successfully executed a $1.5 million capital campaign, produced seasons of high artistic quality, and shown support for other local arts organizations. Catawba College graduate Justin Dionne serves as Managing Artistic Director, and has positioned Lee Street as a strong presence in the statewide theatre community and a critical part of the revitalization of downtown Salisbury. The dedicated board members of Lee Street theatre have focused on fundraising, advocacy and professional development, attending the NCTC Producing Gathering and other statewide events. We salute Lee Street’s early success and look forward to seeing what the future holds for this vibrant company!
About the Awards
Each year, the NCTC Board of Directors presents the NCTC Awards to companies, schools, and individuals that have exhibited leadership roles in their community, as well as artistic, professional, or educational excellence. The Board of Directors is a group of statewide volunteers who represent the theatre community and serve on behalf of some of the state’s most prominent organizations and schools. Board members and NCTC staff will travel to each recipient’s theatre or school to make award presentations at special events in the winter and spring.