Congratulations to our 2024 PAD award winners!

On Sunday, April 28, the Performing Arts Department held its annual end-of-year banquet. We would like to extend our best wishes to those students and faculty who received an award and thank everyone for your hard work and dedication toward making this season a success.


Student Awards

Steven Distler Internship in Design/Technical Theatre
Zachary Cohn

Stephen H. Duncan Prize in Technical Theatre
Seth Kleinberg
Asher Feinstein

Ian D.W. Cramer Prize in Dance
Erin Prein

Margaret Ewing Prize in Acting
Samantha Campisi
Sarah Wilkinson

Annelise Mertz Memorial Prize in Modern Dance
Kate Bircher

Herbert E. Metz Prize (Literary Criticism)
Laura Weil

Award for Excellence in Graduate Writing
Christina Irmen

Leota Diesel Ashton Prize in Playwriting
Bela Marcus

John Jutkowitz Memorial Prize in Performing Arts
John Noonan
Leah Coleman


Faculty/Staff Awards

Christine Knoblauch-O’Neal Ethic of Service Award
Joanna Dee Das

Henry I. Schvey Distinction in Teaching Award
Paige McGinley

Students’ Choice Award
Catherine Adams