Alum David Turkel wins First Place in the TxETA 2020 Scholars Debut Papers Project Competition
When he heard about the Texas Educational Theatre Association's Debut Panel essay competition, Henry I. Schvey, Professor of Drama, felt confident that David Turkel might be an excellent fit. "His writing for me in several seminars in our Master's Degree Program in Theatre and Performance Studies was consistently strong," said Schvey, "David is a remarkably close and nuanced reader of dramatic literature, and his insights are both original and beautifully expressed. His comparative essay on Tennessee Williams and Eugene O'Neill for my spring 2020 Seminar on Williams was an extremely polished critical essay, and one that demonstrated his literary skills and portrayed our A.M. program in a very positive light."
Since its founding in 1951, the Texas Educational Theatre Association, Inc. and its Committee on Academic and Production Standards have sought constantly to improve the status of drama and its teaching in Texas public schools and colleges. The Mission of The Association is the support, promotion, and expansion of educational theatre by providing quality educational opportunities, a network for resources, support, and expansion, a base for advocacy, and a forum for establishing standards, programs, and projects in order to celebrate the importance of theatre arts in the human experience.