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Catawba College Wins at Metrolina Theatre Association Awards Competition

October 05, 2010

Category: Academics, Events, Faculty, Students, Theatre Arts


Changing the Face of American TheatreFour members of the Catawba College Theatre Arts Department were winners in the Metrolina Theatre Association's annual awards, presented in Charlotte on Sunday, October 3.

Winners included John Stafford for Outstanding Musical Direction in Catawba's production of "Working;" Theatre Arts Professor Christopher D. Zink and student Amanda Lederer for Outstanding Lighting Design in Catawba's production of "Working" and Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts Erin Dougherty for Outstanding Costume Design in the Collaborative Arts (of Charlotte) production of "The Comedy of Errors."

Catawba productions, students, and faculty nominated by MTA for work last year include:

Outstanding Production

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Outstanding Direction

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  • Dayna Anderson -The Women- Catawba College ;
  • Beth Homan and Carrie Foster - Working - Catawba College
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Outstanding Musical Direction

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  • John Stafford-Working-Catawba College
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Outstanding Supporting Actor - Female

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  • Cassie Bell (Amanda Mckenny "Millworker Song") - Working - Catawba College
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Outstanding Set Design

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  • David Pulliam- The Women-Catawba College ;
  • David Pulliam and Ryan O'Hare - Working - Catawba College
    (David also received nominations for his work with St. Thomas Players)
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Outstanding Lighting Design

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  • Christopher D. Zink-The Women-Catawba College ;
  • Christopher D.  Zink and Amanda Lederer - Working - Catawba College
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Outstanding Costume Design

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  • Erin B. Dougherty-The Women-Catawba College
    (Erin also received nominations from her work with Collaborative Arts, a Theatre company in Charlotte)
    (Claire Robinson also received a nomination is the costume design category for her work on Biloxi Blues for Theatre Charlotte)
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Outstanding Sound Design

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  • Jeffery Salerno and Nicu Brouillette - Working - Catawba College ;
  • Matt Patrick - The Women - Catawba College
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Outstanding Properties Design

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  • David Pulliam and Danielle Smith - The Women - Catawba College
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Outstanding Special Technical Effect

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  • Christopher D. Zink, Amanda Lederer and Eric Winkenwerder - fire special effects - Working - Catawba College
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Other Exemplary Performance/Element

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  • Beth Homan and Carrie Foster - ensemble performance - Working - Catawba College ;
  • Ensemble - outstanding ensemble - The Women - Catawba College
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Catawba College Alumni Nominations:

Outstanding Properties Design

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  • Aly Perez- Much Ado About Nothing – Shakespeare Carolina
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Outstanding Lighting Design

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  • Adam York- Much Ado About Nothing – Shakespeare Carolina
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Outstanding Set Design

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  • Jim Gloster- The Dixie Swim Club-Donna Scott Productions
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Outstanding Performance by a Lead Actor-Male

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  • Jeremy Kinser -ThomThom- Machine Theatre
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Visit the Metrolina Theatre Association website for more information at www.metrolinatheatre.org.


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