Wednesday, April 29, 2009

2009 KCACTF Barbizon Award for Design Excellence Winners Announced

The purpose of the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival Barbizon Awards for Theatrical Design Excellence is to give outstanding student designers national recognition and the opportunity to exhibit their work at the Kennedy Center. Designs are appraised on the basis of quality, effectiveness, originality, and rendering techniques. Schools with one or more student designers in participating or associate productions are eligible for the Barbizon Awards for Theatrical Design Excellence.

Below is this year's list of Design Awards presented at the KCACTF National Festival on Friday, April 17, 2009





The Barbizon Award for Excellence in Costume Design
Marian Cooper, Temple University
THE DARKER FACE OF THE EARTH
Honorable mention:
Stephanie Kucsera, University of Indianapolis, INTO THE WOODS
Mercedes O’Bannion, Mesa Community College, DRACULA
Bich Do, Sam Houston State University, SCENES FROM AN EXECUTION


The Barbizon Award for Excellence in Lighting Design
Marciel Greene, Ball State University
IN THE BLOOD
Runner-up
Gregory Contreras, Florida International University, ELECTRICIDAD

Honorable Mention
Stephanie Malone, Linfield College, CRAVE


The Barbizon Award for Excellence in Scenic Design
Joe Holbrook, California State University-Fullerton
URINETOWN
Runner-up
Nick Quinn, University of Illinois-Champaign Urbana, HAMLET

Honorable Mention
Jessica Emerson and Emily Gorecki, University of New Haven, TWO ROOMS


We'd like to congratulate the winners and all those who entered. We'd also like to thank Gregg Henry of the Kennedy Center for all his hard work coordinating this and the other awards.

For more information about the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival visit their WEBSITE