Last night, CCM’s Department of Drama presented its 9th annual Dolly Awards, which honor students for outstanding achievement throughout the year . Select students were recognized for their work in recent department productions as well as service and achievement, aesthetic leadership and sustained excellence throughout one’s CCM career.

The following students were honored during the 2011 Dolly Awards ceremony:

Performance Awards:

  • Brian Emond (senior from Marietta, Georgia) for his performance in Bury the Dead
  • Stephen Shore (senior from Cincinnati, Ohio) for his performance in Picnic
  • Clare Ward (junior from Louisville, Kentucky) for her performance in Picnic
  • Taylor Cloyes (senior from Houston, Texas) for her performance in The Matchmaker
  • Alec Silberblatt (junior from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) for his performance in The Matchmaker
  • Kate Garber (senior from Somerset, Kentucky) for her performance in Three Sisters
  • Bennett Bradley (junior from Morehead, Kentucky) for her performance in Three Sisters
  • Caroline Shannon (junior from Fort Meyers, Florida) for her performance in Three Sisters
  • Claron Hayden (junior from Owensboro, Kentucky) for his performance in Three Sisters
  • The Cast of the TRANSMIGRATION Festival’s The Casablanca Complex
  • The Cast of the TRANSMIGRATION Festival’s KBLB: The Bloob

2011 Dolly Cohen Award for Service and Achievement in CCM Drama:

  • Michael Carr (senior from Cincinnati, Ohio)
  • Zlatomir Moldovanski (senior from Plovdiv, Bulgaria)

2011 Danny Scholl Award for Aesthetic Leadership in CCM Drama:

  • Kate Garber (senior from Somerset, Kentucky)

2011 Sustained Excellence in Achievement and Performance during CCM Drama Career by a Graduating Senior:

  • Taylor Cloyes (senior from Houston, Texas)
  • Kevin Malarkey (senior from Yellow Springs, Ohio)
  • Stephen Shore (senior from Cincinnati, Ohio)

In addition, the ceremony included the presentation of the Julia Winter Cohen Career Excellence Award to CCM alumna Nicole Callender (’92 MFA Drama) for her work as an actor and fight choreographer.

Congratulations are also in order for the recipients of this year’s CCM Drama Cohen Chair Special Scholarships for Summer Training and Performance Opportunities:

  • Bailie Breault will be attending the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London, England.
  • Mariel Tompkins will be attending the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London, England.
  • Kate Daugherty will be attending Stella Adler’s Chekhov Summer Intensive in New York.
  • Madeline Smith will be traveling the Mediterranean with Semester at Sea.
  • Alec Silberblatt will be performing One Joyous Act, his one-person show, first in Pittsburgh and then at the Boulder, Colorado International Fringe Festival this summer.
  • Will Kiley will be attending the Commedia del Arte intensive in Italy.
  • Jaclyn Williams will be attending Theatre MITU in Bangkok, Thailand and Southern India.
  • Ellie Jameson will be attending the Neighborhood Playhouse summer intensive in New York.
  • Hope Shangle will be attending the National Stage Combat Workshop in Winston Salem, North Carolina.
  • J.T. Rooney, an Electronic Media major at CCM, also received a Special Recognition Scholarship For Continuous Exceptional Dedication and Service to CCM Drama for his video documentation

Visit ccm.uc.edu/drama for more information.

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